Wittman says State of the Union satisfying but needs more specifics
Virginia Republican Rep. Rob Wittman says he’s satisfied with the economic focus of the President's State of the Union last night, but wants more policy specifics.
Congressman Wittman says the speech made him want to sit down with President Obama to discuss jobs and innovation.
Wittman: I want to make sure that we have meaningful change for businesses to make it easier for them to grow.
But Wittman says the President’s speech focused too much on new programs instead of cutting the national deficit.
Wittman: I was hoping that we’d see more specifics about going farther in reducing spending. I want to make sure that we really get after this deficit, really get after this national debt. Just freezing spending, I think, kind of falls short. We need to do more.
The first district representative voted in favor of cutting back government spending to 2008 levels.
From Capitol News Connection, Sara Shamako, WCVE News, Washington