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Obama: Congress Left Unfinished Business

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FILE - President Barack Obama speaks to reporters in the White House Rose Garden in Washington.

FILE - President Barack Obama speaks to reporters in the White House Rose Garden in Washington.

U.S. President Barack Obama says his administration is taking action on its own because "Congress is doing so little for working families."

The president said in his weekly address Saturday that House of Representatives Republicans "actually got together this week" and voted to sue him for "taking action" on his own.

Obama said the Republicans then left town for their five-week summer vacation "without settling a bunch of unfinished business that matters to working families across America."

The U.S. leader says he has been pushing policies addressing jobs, student loans and wages. He says all of the policies would help families feel more stable, but all have been blocked by Republicans.

In the Republican address, Representative Greg Walden of the northwestern state of Oregon said President Obama is disengaged when he should be leading. Walden said the elections for legislators in November are a chance to deliver accountability

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