Obama to Speak about Jobs in Congress on September 8
President Barack Obama will speak to a joint session of Congress about jobs on September 8. He initially asked to speak on September 7 but a Republican presidential debate was also scheduled for that date. White House said that the president will address Congress about the need for immediate action with regards to the economic situation of the American people.
The president wanted to speak to the joint session after Congress returned from their recess, which is on September 7. But after consultation with the House Speaker, they determined that September 8 would be better.
President Obama wants to tackle the need to make more jobs to help the economy grow. He wants to use the opportunity to challenge the nation’s leaders to focus their attention to help the American people.
The White House said that the timing for President Obama’s first request was purely a coincidence but Republicans claimed that the president tried to outshine the GOP presidential nominees. House Speaker John Boehner objected the president’s first request because he said that there’s insufficient time to prepare the chamber for the joint session. The administration changed the request after negotiations were made between White House Chief of Staff William Daley and the House Speaker.