U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement on the Senate Floor Tuesday in which he urged the President to work with lawmakers this year on bipartisan legislation rather than blaming the failure of his policies on Congress

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said today in advance of President Obama's State of the Union address. "We don't blame the President and the Democratic Congress that's been running this place for the last three years for what they've inherited, but we do hold them responsible for what they have done during the last three years. They've been in charge, they've made it worse, and we know how to make it better."