Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Georgia Congressmen Respond to State of the Union Address

U.S. Congressmen from Central Georgia Sanford Bishop, a Democrat, and Austin Scott, a Republican, weighed in after President Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday night.

Bishop focused on the key points of the President's plan to stimulate the economy.

He says, "he had four key points. One: We do it by American manufacturing, producing in America, more jobs, more products that are made in the United States and creating the tools that will help American small businesses compete and grow here, and to export. He talked about the need for American made energy, a new era for us so we can have an economy that is fueled by home grown and alternative energy sources, using all of the alternative energy we have here at home and not just focused on one segment."

Bishop represents Georgia's 2nd Congressional District. He also talked about the President's mention of military accomplishments in the past year.

Scott, who represents the 8th District, commented on the President's remarks about the tax code.

He says, "I think his comments about the tax code are very similar to what he said last year, where he said he wanted to eliminate the loopholes and reduce the corporate tax rate. We, as Republicans, agreed with him on that and he never gave us the specifics on the proposal, so hopefully he'll give us the specifics on the proposal. I certainly agree with removing the loopholes and reducing the rates. I think it's good for job creation and we want to work with him on the issues that put Americans back to work."