President Barack Obama said in his weekly address Saturday that he will move forward and act alone without Congress on certain issues if he can’t gain the legislative body’s cooperation.

“[I] want to work with Congress this year on proven ways to create jobs, like building infrastructure and fixing our broken immigration system,” he said. “Where Congress isn’t acting, I’ll act on my own to put opportunity within reach for anyone who’s willing to work for it.”

“I firmly believe that this can be a breakthrough year for America.  But to make that happen, we’re gonna have to act – to create good jobs that pay good wages, and to offer more Americans a fair shot to get ahead,” he concluded his address saying.

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