NBC Right Now spoke with Congressman Dan Newhouse from Washington's 4th Congressional District right after the State Of The Union Tuesday night.
NBCRightNow.com - One of our local Congressional Representatives was there in person to hear the president address the nation during the State of The Union.
NBC Right Now spoke with Congressman Dan Newhouse from Washington's 4th Congressional District right after the State Of The Union Tuesday night. He describes the capitol as full of energy and tells us he was honored to represent his constituents.
"I hope from here on that we can work together and get a lot of the things done that the people sent us to Washington D.C. to do. So it was a huge honor to be a part of and I'm ready to roll up my sleeves and get busy," said Newhouse.
When it comes to the divide between the Republican controlled congress and a Democratic president, Newhouse still believes much can be accomplished over the next two years.
"I'm optimistic that given the new completion of Congress that we can actually get a lot of good things accomplished and bills put on the president's desk. I think that will be a mark of success for this Congress."
Newhouse thinks the president spoke very broadly about what he'd like to accomplish but he'd like to focus in on issues we face here locally including immigration reform. He also said he heard about plenty of programs that would cost taxpayers and not enough about fiscal policy and getting a handle on the national debt.