“With the economy improving, we are no longer governing from crisis — we are governing from opportunity.” Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.

“I was glad to see that the president put such a focus on building a strong middle class. Our economy always does better when we build it from the middle out.”

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.

“Bigger and bloated government isn’t the solution to the problems facing our nation.”

Rep. John Kline, R-Minn.

“It is my hope that Congress — both Democrats and Republicans — will work to build an economy focused on the middle class rather than settling into two more years of obstruction.” Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn.

“President Obama laid out a robust agenda tonight to make our economy work for everyone.” Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.

“Tonight’s State of the Union was a reminder of the strong vision that President Obama has for rebuilding our middle class and strengthening working families.”

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, who accompanied Rep. Keith Ellison to the State of the Union.

“I agree with the president that this is an opportune time to turn the page and work together to find solutions to America’s biggest challenges. Congress will remain focused on building a healthier economy.”

Rep. Erik Paulsen, R-Minn.

“The programs and policies from this administration have hurt the middle class he claims to defend.”

Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn.