March 29th, 2012
07:58 AM ET
The president is back in front of cameras today when he delivers a statement in the Rose Garden at 10:45 urging Congress to end subsidies to the oil industry.
The Senate is expected to take up the measure later Thursday, though its future looks uncertain. Still, the move is the latest from the president to get ahead of the Republican Party on the issue of energy as gas prices continue to spike at the pump.
The statement might also help the White House pivot away from the health care story that has dogged the administration all week.