(CNN) – Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison struck a partisan tone while calling for the development of a comprehensive energy policy Saturday, just days after both Democrats and Republicans saw separate energy-related bills defeated in Congress.
“Republicans have consistently called for greater access to our domestic sources of energy to spur good American jobs, and to prepare for circumstances we can’t control, like natural disasters or unrest in the Middle East that creates instability and drives up the cost of a barrel of oil,” Hutchison said in the GOP weekly address.
Washington (CNN)-President Obama reflected on pain at the gas pump during his weekly address Saturday.
Noting figures that suggest the economy is growing again with an increase of almost 2 million private sector jobs over the last 13 months, the president recognized it's "still too hard to find a job" and "rising gas prices mean real pain for our families at the pump."
Washington (CNN)–President Barack Obama recognized the economic strain caused by soaring gas prices and stressed the importance of clean energy initiatives to reduce America's dependence on oil in the weekly address Saturday.
"Even if you haven't faced a job loss, it's still not easy out there," he said.
And he added that despite rising costs, paychecks are not getting any bigger.
Washington (CNN) – President Obama advocated for his proposed budget in the weekly address Saturday, calling it a “balanced plan that reduces spending and brings down the deficit” to put America “back on track.”
He warned that, without action, the “rising tide of borrowing” will damage the economy, but also cautioned that action must be in the form of a “balanced approach to reduce the deficit.”
(CNN)-President Barack Obama delivered the weekly address from a UPS customer center in Landover, Maryland to drive home the need for a commitment to clean energy vehicles and highlight recent job gains.
The president noted rising gas prices and outlined his plan to strengthen the economy and reduce the nation's dependency on oil imports. He also praised UPS, FedEx, Verizon, AT&T, and PepsiCo for taking the lead in transitioning to more fuel-efficient cars and trucks.
Washington (CNN)– President Obama recognized the conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa as well as natural disasters in Japan in the opening of his weekly address Saturday, but the economy and his trip to Latin America quickly became the focus of his message.
"As we respond to these immediate crises abroad, we will also not let up in our efforts to tackle the pressing, ongoing challenges facing our country," he said.
Washington (CNN)-President Obama noted that March is Women's History Month, calling it a time to celebrate "the progress that women have made" and the "women throughout history who have made that progress possible," in the weekly presidential address.
He recalled how Eleanor Roosevelt challenged President Kennedy to find qualified women for top posts in his administration, and that Kennedy asked her to head a new presidential commission to study the status of women in America in response. "It's been almost fifty years since the Roosevelt commission published its findings -and there have been few similar efforts by the government in the decades that followed," the president remarked.
(CNN)–President Obama called on America to “step up our game,” during the weekly radio address from Miami Central High School in Florida.
While remarking on the fall of the unemployment rate, he singled out “creating jobs and opportunities in a fiercely competitive world” as a top priority because “we have a lot more work to do…for the millions more who still don’t have the right job or all the work they need to live out the American Dream.”
Washington (CNN) - While Congress works to prevent a government shutdown over a deal to continue funding the government, President Obama and Republican Sen. Rob Portman used their weekly web and radio addresses to advocate against gridlock.
Obama urged Democrats and Republicans to find common ground "so we can accelerate, not impede, economic growth."