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Michigan Congressional representatives react to State of the Union address

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President Obama delivers the State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress

Following President Obama's final State of the Union address, Stateside reached out to some of Michigan's congressional delegation for analysis.

U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, R-Harrison Twp., tells Stateside host Cynthia Canty that the speech was a little heavy on rhetoric. But Miller says she agrees with the president regarding formalizing military force against ISIS. "The Congress is shirking its responsibility by not debating the issue," Miller says.

From the Democratic side of the aisle, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, says she agrees with the message and tone of President Obama's speech, and appreciates the mention of Michigan's rebounding car industry. Dingell also applauds the president's message of optimism and tolerance. "We got to be very careful not to let hysteria rule," Dingell says. "Remember, united we succeed, divided we fail." 

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Cynthia Canty talks with Rep. Debbie Dingell about President Obama's 2016 State of the Union address

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