President Obama used his bully-pulpit Friday to call for congressional action on a series of bills relating to the economy in the wake of the bad jobs report. Those comments echoed similiar sentiments from White House Chief Economic Adviser Austan Goolsbee, who told CNN the report should constitute a "call to action."
Here's the recap from CNN Wires:
(CNN) - President Barack Obama called on Congress Friday to take a series of steps to help strengthen the economic recovery, including dedicating more money to infrastructure repair, streamlining the patent approval process, passing several free-trade agreements, and extending the current payroll tax break.
He also called for a rapid conclusion to the debt ceiling talks. "The sooner we get this done," the sooner businesses will have the certainty needed "to grow and to hire," he said.