(CNN) - President Barack Obama on Saturday called on Congress to pass his recently announced housing plan, describing it as a key component to getting the American economy back on track.
"What this plan will do is help millions of responsible homeowners who make their payments every month, but who, until now, couldn't refinance because their home values kept dropping or they got wrapped up in too much red tape," Obama said in the White House weekly address.
Philadelphia (CNN) - In the suburbs of Philadelphia, freshman Congressman Patrick Meehan is spending his day running around his district, answering questions from his constituents. During the two week Congressional break, the Pennsylvania Republican is fitting in five different town hall meetings in just one day.
"We're heading down now into Radnor Township, which is the heart of Philadelphia's old main line. I represent a district that is very diverse," Meehan says as he drives down the highway from his first town hall at Upper Providence township to his second meeting of the morning.