The reaction to President Barack Obama's fourth State of the Union address was again split among the Iowa Congressional delegation based on party. Congressman Steve King, a Republican from Kiron, said the speech was notable in that it offered virtually nothing new.
The president asked Congress again at the end of his address to pass his gun control proposals. King says those proposals have little or no chance of getting enacted.
King said he liked the president's support of Israel and his hope of an AIDS free generation.Republican Senator Chuck Grassley said the president didn't offer any new ideas to cut the deficit.
Grassley is also concerned about the president saying he will use executive orders on climate control if he doesn't get the action he wants.
Contributed by Radio Iowa