President Obama’s Speech Coincides With NFL Opener
President Barack Obama has agreed to deliver an address on jobs and the economy to a joint session of Congress on September 8. Obama’s address gives him a grand stage to unveil his economic agenda but will compete with the opening game of the National Football League season.
With new August unemployment numbers ready to be released Friday, Obama is under pressure to lay out his plan. In seeking a joint session of Congress to deliver it Obama will get a nationally televised address that puts him face to face with Republican lawmakers who have bitterly opposed his agenda and who have vowed to vote down any new spending he might propose.
He speech will go head to head with that Thursday night’s NFL game between the New Orleans Saints and the Green Bay Packers.