And here's the GOP's weekly response to the president, delivered by Sen. Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrOvernight Energy: Chemical safety regulator's nomination at risk | Watchdog scolds Zinke on travel records | Keystone pipeline spills 210,000 gallons of oil Overnight Regulation: Senators unveil bipartisan gun background check bill | FCC rolls back media regs | Family leave credit added to tax bill | Senate confirms banking watchdog Collins ‘leaning against’ Trump EPA chemical nominee MORE (R-N.C.). Reid Wilson's write up is below.



Responding to President Obama's weekly address, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) slammed the president's budget request as rampant federal spending unlikely to reverse the country's economic slide.

"This week, the president submitted to Congress the single largest increase in federal spending in the history of the United States, while driving the deficit to levels that were once thought impossible," the first-term Republican said.

Burr estimated the package would cost every family in the country $52,000 over the next ten years in interest payments alone.

"Looking at the spending priorities of Democrats in Washington in the proposed budget and over the past month, it

Burr said he appreciated the optimism Obama displayed during his address to the nation Tuesday night, and he said Republicans and Democrats share the goal of turning the nation's economy around.

Still, Burr said increased federal spending won't accomplish that goal.

"It seems that every morning you pick up the newspaper, you