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Republican newcomer Ernst says Congress ready to change U.S. direction

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 01:15

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst says ''there's a lot we can achieve if we work together'' during the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Recently elected senator from Iowa, Joni Ernst, gave the Republican response to U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Capitol Hill on Tuesday (January 20), saying, "there's a lot we can achieve if we work together." "Let's tear down trade barriers in places like Europe and the Pacific. Let's sell more of what we make and grow in America over there so we can boost manufacturing, wages, and jobs right here, at home. Let's simplify America's outdated and loophole-ridden tax code. Republicans think tax filing should be easier for you, not just the well-connected. So let's iron out loopholes to lower rates - and create jobs, not pay for more government spending," she said. "The President has already expressed some support for these kinds of ideas. We're calling on him now to cooperate to pass them," added Ernst, who is viewed by many on Capitol Hill as a symbol of the Republican takeover of the Senate in November's elections.

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Republican newcomer Ernst says Congress ready to change U.S. direction

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 01:15