U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said President Obama’s speech at the General Electric Co. plant in Schenectady was likely a preview of the State of the Union address the president will deliver next week.
“Capitol Region has figured it out in terms of jobs for future,” Schumer said after Obama’s speech.
“He was coming here to show the rest of America that a turnaround is possible,” he added.
Obama was at the plant to tout the company’s energy-efficient battery and wind turbine technology. The company recently entered into an agreement with India to export the goods, which Obama said was an example of making the country competitive.
“I think the president’s speech really hit the mark,” said U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. “If we can beat Russia to the moon, we can beat China in the race for green energy.”
“I think you saw a little preview of the State of the Union—talking about growth and jobs and a positive future for America,” Schumer added.