Obama tells Cabinet to find areas open to executive action

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with members of his cabinet at the White House in WashingtonPresident Barack Obama told his Cabinet on Tuesday to look for areas where he might be able to govern by executive action given gridlock in Congress that is hampering his agenda. In a White House meeting, Obama brought together the top officials in his government a day after conceding that a deadlocked Congress will prompt him to act on his own authority where he can on an immigration overhaul. Obama said he wants to work with Congress where possible, “but if Congress is unable to do it,” then he said his Cabinet officials and agency heads should look for areas where executive actions can “show some real progress.” “The people who sent us here, they just don’t feel as if anybody is fighting for them or working them.

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