President Obama’s Weekly Address: To Congress, Continue Economic Gains
President Obama’s continued focus on recent economic gains came with a push for Congressional action on several issues to keep things moving in the right direction. On the issue of housing, President Obama urged Congress to take action by allowing families to save $3,000 per year on their mortgages through refinancing. The president also promoted the need for additional investments in infrastructure and sensible immigration reform:
Congress should pass a law giving every responsible homeowner the chance to save about $3,000 a year on their mortgage by refinancing at historically low interest rates.
Congress should put more Americans to work rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges, like the one that collapsed last week in Washington state. We’d all be safer, and the unemployment rate would fall faster.
And Congress should fix our broken immigration system by passing commonsense reform that continues to strengthen our borders; hold employers accountable; provides a pathway to earned citizenship; and also modernizes our legal immigration system so that we’re reuniting families and attracting the highly-skilled entrepreneurs and engineers who will help our economy grow. (transcript)
Jamal Lacy, J.D., has a passion for matters of civil rights, race and the law. His commitment to equal rights and opportunity stems from a belief in community empowerment, an inspiration for his social and political commentary today. He has been a contributor to Jack and Jill Politics since 2008 and often covers President Obama’s Weekly Address. Jamal is also the creator of Operation Reach B.L.A.C.K., a site derived from a community initiative he created in college that strives for political, social, and economic empowerment.
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