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Local lawmakers react to president’s State of the Union

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Congressman Chris Gibson (NEWS10 ABC) Congressman Chris Gibson (NEWS10 ABC)

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Reaction to the president's State of the Union speech continues Wednesday across all levels of government.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo put out a statement calling the president's speech a bold vision for the future of America.

"I look forward to working with President Obama and our partners in the federal government to create new economic and educational opportunities for all New Yorkers, ensure safer, fairer, and cleaner communities, and reimagine our state for the future."

Congressman Chris Gibson spoke with NEWS10 ABC from Washington to discuss the president's speech.

One of the topics he touched on was Obama's push for a raise in the minimum wage. He says instead of executive action, the president should work with lawmakers to expand opportunities for those working middle class jobs.

Gibson also said that congress has been active over the last year, and will continue to be, despite the president claiming otherwise.

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