State of the Union - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

State of the Union

Posted: Updated:

This morning we're taking a look at what President Obama is expected to say in tomorrow's State of the Union Address, and what impact it may have on Congress getting things done.

The last time the President spoke here - at inauguration - he laid out a pretty progressive agenda. Tomorrow, we get more details.

While the President's expected to push for gun control, clean energy, and immigration reform, the White House says he'll focus on middle class jobs. "The economy will be central to this speech and how we grow the economy," said Former Obama Deputy Campaign Manager, Stephanie Cutter.

"What I hope to be able to hear from the President in the State of the Union is he wants to join us in trying to affect much smarter cuts in spending," said Rep. Eric Cantor, (R) Virginia. 

He'll urge Congress to prevent automatic spending cuts looming next month. "The result could be a huge blow to middle-class families and our economy as a whole. [ ] "All our economic progress could be put at risk," said President Barack Obama.

That could mean big losses for Head Start, Research, Small Business, and government layoffs. "This thing is going to put 600,000 people out of work, and we're talking cops, we're talking teachers," said Rep. Keith Ellison, (D) Minnesota. 

"We've got to avoid it. We've got to stop it," said Senator John McCain, (R) Arizona. 

"Let's sit down and do this in a thoughtful manner. And let's include revenue," said Senator Dick Durbin, (D) Illinois. 

But will Republicans will agree to bringing more money into the government - more revenue? "Will I look at some revenue closers? Maybe so. But we've already just raised taxes. Why do we have to raise taxes again?" said Senator John McCain, (R) Arizona. 


 

  • More From wfmj.comMore>>

  • Lightning kills boy swimming in Pennsylvania creek

    Lightning kills boy swimming in Pennsylvania creek

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:09:34 GMT
    Authorities say a lightning strike has killed a boy who was swimming in a central Pennsylvania creek.More >>
    Authorities say a lightning strike has killed a boy who was swimming in a central Pennsylvania creek.More >>
  • Ohio police: Wedding guest tries to steal gifts

    Ohio police: Wedding guest tries to steal gifts

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Police in Dayton say a wedding guest tried to make off with checks and cash for the newlyweds. Officers were called to the wedding reception late Saturday night after workers noticed that a safe had been emptied out. Police say about $6,800 was found in unopened wedding cards inside a tuxedo garment bag belonging to one of the guests. A police report says surveillance video showed a man entering the office and later walking out with the garment bag. The man told police he...More >>
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Police in Dayton say a wedding guest tried to make off with checks and cash for the newlyweds. Officers were called to the wedding reception late Saturday night after workers noticed that a safe had been emptied out. Police say about $6,800 was found in unopened wedding cards inside a tuxedo garment bag belonging to one of the guests. A police report says surveillance video showed a man entering the office and later walking out with the garment bag. The man told police he...More >>
  • Flying club remembers 4 killed in Ohio plane crash

    Flying club remembers 4 killed in Ohio plane crash

    CLEVELAND (AP) - Members of a flying club held a candlelight vigil to remember four Ohio college students killed a week ago when a small plane crashed just after taking off near Cleveland. Friends and family members were among the 80 people who gathered Sunday night near the crash site in Willoughby Hills. Federal officials say the pilot of the plane reported he was having trouble climbing just after takeoff and was trying to return to the airport. All four people aboard the plane were stude...More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Members of a flying club held a candlelight vigil to remember four Ohio college students killed a week ago when a small plane crashed just after taking off near Cleveland. Friends and family members were among the 80 people who gathered Sunday night near the crash site in Willoughby Hills. Federal officials say the pilot of the plane reported he was having trouble climbing just after takeoff and was trying to return to the airport. All four people aboard the plane were stude...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms