August 30th, 2011
02:28 PM ET
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (CNN) - Speaking to vets at the American Legion convention in Minneapolis President Obama again touted his jobs plan set to be unveiled "next week."
"A plan to create jobs and reduce our deficit – a plan I want to see passed in Congress. We need to get this done," the president said.
The president's plan, that will be a mix of old and new ideas is "not fully baked," a senior administration official told CNN. The official explained that there was "still work to be done on the policy."
While it was the president himself who first announced yesterday that the speech would be next week, the White House is still guarding the exact time and date.
"No additional guidance on which day yet," the senior official told CNN.
Some Republicans have expressed skepticism.
But in his remarks to the nation’s veterans the president was resolute. "Our economy has to grow faster. We have to create more jobs, and do it faster. Most of all, we have to break the gridlock in Washington that’s been preventing us from taking the action we need to get this economy moving," the president said.