In his fifth State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama said that if Congress doesn't take action on certain issues, he'll take action without them.

Tuesday night, several of those representing northwest Ohio in Congress responded to the President's statement and his overall speech.

Specifically, the President announced several executive actions he's already planned, including the increase of the minimum wage for some federal contract workers and creating a retirement savings plan for Americans.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) was among those that applauded the President's first planned executive action. 

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