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State of the Union Wrap-Up

President Obama delivers his State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol, White House Photo, Pete Souza

No one built this country on their own. This nation is great because we built it together. This nation is great because we worked as a team. And if we hold fast to that truth, in this moment of trial, there is no challenge too great; no mission too hard. As long as we are joined in common purpose, as long as we maintain our common resolve, our journey moves forward, and our future is hopeful, and the state of our Union will always be strong.”

US Unemployment Drops to 8.6 Percent

Unemployment Rate 11-09 to 11-11

The Bureau of Labor Statistics today released the monthly employment report and things are looking up. The unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage point to 8.6 percent in November, and nonfarm payroll employment rose by 120,000…

Congresswoman Sanchez comments on declining unemployment rate

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez - Photo: Chris Prevatt

“Today’s report is good news for Orange County families, and I am happy to hear the economy is improving and our country is continuing on a positive path toward recovery. I will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress in the coming months to support policies that strengthen our economy and create jobs, especially as we consider the 2012 federal budget.”

Voices From Street Corners (Vol.13)

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Throughout the past few weeks, I have been “on the road” and looking to check on the voices I have had the pleasure and good fortune to meet. Surprisingly enough, I had not seen them for the longest time. As I thought about them, I hope they were able to get themselves squared away and…