Weekly Address: It’s Time for Republicans in Congress To Do Their Jobs

WASHINGTON, DC — In this week’s address, President Obama called on Republicans in Congress to do their jobs. With Congress back in session there is a lot of business that needs to get done, including funding the fight against Zika, providing resources to help the flood victims in Louisiana, and giving Supreme Court nominee Chief Judge Merrick Garland the courtesy of a fair hearing and a vote.

KEY  POINTS 

  • Obama called out Republican’s in Congress for “not doing their jobs.”
  • First issue – He called on more funding to protect women and children from the Zika virus which is spreading throughout the United States.
  • Second – He called them out stating that they “.. still need to provide resources to help the people of Louisiana recover from last month’s terrible floods.”
  • Third – Of-course he mentioned the Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland.

Our government only works as well as the people we elect.  And that’s entirely up to you.

  • President Obama did make a few great arguments, including criminal justice reform, attacking the opioid epidemic, and funding Joe Biden’s cancer moonshot.
  • However, President Obama also called on Congress to finish the Trans-Pacific trade agreement.
  • Obama called out Congress stating that it’s been almost a decade since they’ve voted to raise the minimum wage.
  • President Obama reminded the constituents that if any of these priorities matter to them, to let their Congressperson know. He also slipped in that if they fail to act, you know what to do in November.

QUOTES

  • “We just need a Congress that works as hard as you do.”
  • “At the very least, we should expect that they do their jobs – and protect us from disease, help us recover from disaster, keep the Supreme Court above politics, and help our businesses grow and hire.”