Just this week, House Republicans voted to slash billions of dollars in food stamp assistance to 3.8 million Americans. The move comes in the same week in which Republicans voted for the 41st time to deny health care coverage to millions of uninsured people. And while GOP leaders push to slash funding for schools, job training and seniors, they still plan to cut tax rates for rich corporations and wealthy investors.
In his State of the Union address, the president said the economy is stronger than when he took office four years ago, but there is still much work to be done. He also mentioned Hadiya Pendleton and urged Congress to vote on laws to help curb gun violence.