BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Republicans in Alabama's congressional delegation were mostly critical of President Barack Obama's speech offering plans for creating jobs.

The Birmingham News reports Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, said the Thursday night speech lacked details and was too political. He said proposals for infrastructure spending would only treat the symptoms of the weak economy.

Rep. Jo Bonner, R-Mobile, was receptive to Obama's proposals for lower business and payroll taxes, but not to new spending.

Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions said Obama's plan would add even more to the national debt.

Rep. Terri Sewell of Birmingham, the delegation's lone Democrat, praised the plan as being designed to stimulate job creation and strengthen economic development.

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