Excerpts released from Joni Ernst's GOP response to the State of the Union

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Excerpts released from Joni Ernst's GOP response to the State of the Union

Joni Ernst, GOP response excerpt 1:

“I’d like to have a conversation about the new Republican Congress you just elected, and how we plan to make Washington focus on your concerns again. We heard the message you sent in November — loud and clear. And now we’re getting to work to change the direction Washington has been taking our country.”

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Joni Ernst, GOP response excerpt 2:

“We see our neighbors agonize over stagnant wages and lost jobs. We see the hurt caused by canceled healthcare plans and higher monthly insurance bills. We see too many moms and dads put their own dreams on hold while growing more fearful about the kind of future they’ll be able to leave to their children. Americans have been hurting, but when we demanded solutions, too often Washington responded with the same stale mindset that led to failed policies like Obamacare. It’s a mindset that gave us political talking points, not serious solutions.”
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) practices the Republican response she will give after U.S. President Obama's State of the Union address, on Capitol Hill January 20, 2015 in Washington, DC. Later this evening U.S. President Barack Obama will deliver his sixth and final State Of The Union adress to the nation. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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President Obama will deliver the annual State of the Union address Tuesday night, and Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) is slated to deliver the Republican Party's response immediately following. Ahead of her speech, the senator has released excerpts as a preview to her speech, many of which urge cooperation between both parties.

Click through the gallery above to read what she plans to say and tune in at 9 p.m. EST to watch a live stream of the Obama's State of the Union.

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