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Obama Urges Congress to Take Action on Jobs Bill

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address (Photo: White House / Chuck Kennedy)
U.S. President Barack Obama accused Congress Saturday of not taking steps to put more Americans back to work.

During his weekly address, the president said Republicans in Congress have done nothing to promote passage of his jobs bill. According to Obama, passing the bill would help states hire teachers and public safety workers laid off during the country's economic crisis.

The president said it is inexcusable for lawmakers not act on beneficial measures to help struggling families until after the upcoming November elections.

In the Republican address, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker accused the Obama administration of promoting programs that increase the size and debt of government. Walker said the focus of the country's leadership should be on putting more people back to work. He said taxpayers and not special interests should be in charge of government in Washington.