Webb to Deliver Democratic Response to President's State of the Union Address

January 16, 2007
Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker Nancy Pelosi today announced that Virginia Senator Jim Webb will deliver the official Democratic response to President Bush's State of the Union Address on January 23, 2007.

'In a call echoed by Americans across this nation, the people of Virginia sent Senator Webb to Congress to help take our country in a new direction,' said Leader Reid and Speaker Pelosi.  'As a combat veteran, he understands personally how crucial it is to find a new direction in Iraq and begin to bring the war to a close.  Senator Webb represents the sweeping demand for leaders who will put aside gridlock in Washington to deliver change at home and abroad.'