After Major Address, Rep. Tonko Supports President's Vision

Jan 29, 2014

Credit Congressman Paul Tonko

President Barack Obama says this year will be the "year of action." At his State of the Union address Tuesday night, Obama said he would go around Congress if he felt lawmakers on Capitol Hill weren't getting the job done. Obama already has announced a $2.85 increase in the minimum wage for workers under new federal contracts and a new program to help lower-wage earners save for retirement.  Democratic Congressman Paul Tonko, who represents New York's 20th Congressional District, says he supports the president's focus on domestic issues, and agrees that executive action may be needed to bypass gridlock.