President Bush tonight unveiled his plans for the future of our nation. While Washington has experienced a power shift, the President serves the entire country - not one party. Thus, I am hopeful Congress can work together to implement the best of his ideas for the betterment of the American people.

I appreciate and firmly support President Bush's resolve to win the Global War on Terrorism. As he stressed, success in Iraq is imperative to our security here at home. I am encouraged by recent strides of the Iraqi government. The quicker Iraqi Security Forces are trained, the quicker our men and women can come home.

I am encouraged the President is continuing to advocate for alternative energy sources. Decreasing our dependence on foreign oil is good for our economy and our national security. I look forward to examining the President's proposed tax reform, which has the potential to make healthcare more accessible and affordable.

I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress to move forward on the President's agenda and produce real reforms for the American people.