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House Republicans Offer Measured Criticism of State of the Union

But at least one Democrat had criticism for Obama. Rep. Jim Moran (Va.) said he liked the speech but questioned Obamas pledge to cut spending, yet spend more on key areas.

There are some inconsistencies, he said. You cant freeze domestic discretionary spending for five years and still have the money you need for research and development, particularly in health research at [the National Institutes of Health]. Education reform, transportation infrastructure all of those things are within discretionary spending, so if youre going to freeze it, youre not going to accomplish those objectives. And its only one part of the budget. I dont think you ought to freeze it, I think you ought to spend it.

Kathleen Hunter and Jessica Estepa contributed to this report.

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