Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Rouzer (NC-07) released the statement below following President Obama’s State of the Union address:

“Tonight, the issues and fears that are front and center in the hearts and minds of the American people were not addressed.  We need a clear and comprehensive strategy to defeat ISIS and regain our influence in the world.  Additionally, we should be reducing the size and scope of government so we can create a strong economy that produces jobs.  What we heard from the President tonight will accomplish neither.”