Tags: obama | travels | budget | fight

Obama Hits the Road as House Republicans Vote in Budget Battle

Friday, 20 Sep 2013 09:02 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
President Barack Obama will try to put some distance between himself and a battle with Republicans over government spending on Friday, touring a Ford plant in Missouri while the House of Representatives votes on a short-term budget bill.

The Republican-led House is expected to pass a bill that would avert a government shutdown on Oct. 1, but would also gut Obama's signature healthcare law - the latest in a long series of fiscal fights between Obama and the Republicans.

Obama will be far from the Washington fray and will try to deliver a message designed to set himself apart from a Congress he frequently describes as dysfunctional.

He will tour a factory at Liberty, Missouri, where Ford is boosting its workforce by more than 80 percent. The company has added 900 people to help build the popular F-150 pickup truck, and will add more than 1,000 jobs over the next year building a new line of vans.

The Democratic president has claimed the rescue of the auto industry in 2009 as one of his biggest economic accomplishments. When he first took office, General Motors Co and Chrysler Group LLC took federal bailouts and restructured.

Obama will use Friday's speech to show his economic policies are helping to create jobs and will argue that Republicans should stop thwarting his efforts to do more.

"I think that's symbolically a very good place for him to be," said James Staab, head of the political science department at the University of Central Missouri.

But Obama is unlikely to make any headway on his agenda given the struggle in Washington, where Republican leaders have shown no signs they are willing or able to broker a compromise, Staab said in an interview.

"They really just have not been willing to work with the president," he said.

© 2014 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Kansas Urges Judge Not to Rule on Gay Marriage

Friday, 31 Oct 2014 20:23 PM

The Kansas attorney general's office told a federal judge Friday that he should not consider blocking the state from enf . . .

Virgin Crash Sets Back Space Tourism by Years

Friday, 31 Oct 2014 18:55 PM

The deadly crash of Virgin Galactic's spacecraft has dealt a devastating setback to the cause of space tourism, delaying . . .

Cabinet Secretaries Fail to Bolster Democratic Campaign

Friday, 31 Oct 2014 18:51 PM

In late September, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough summoned the Cabinet to a meeting where he implored them t . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved