Congressman Mike Turner (OH-3) released the following statement after the President delivered his annual State of the Union address to Congress:

“Many of the ideas the President covered in his speech this evening come too little and too late for the millions of Americans without jobs.  I agree that the American dream is fleeting for those who remain unemployed and underemployed.  Action must be taken immediately by the Administration to focus on the issue of jobs.  There remain a number of areas where Congress and the President can work together on job creation.  However, his speech failed to hit on many of those points.  While he touts energy programs as job creators, he rejected the Keystone XL pipeline, a project that enjoys bipartisan support and would have created thousands of jobs and furthered the goal of American energy independence.  Despite the rhetoric of tonight’s speech, there is still time for the President to come to the table and work with Congress to break down barriers for job creation.  It is my hope that he seizes that opportunity.”