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Obama says Congress needs to go beyond transportation, student loan plans
WASHINGTON (AP) ¯¯¯ President Barack Obama says legislation to keep transportation projects going and prevent interest rates from doubling on new loans to college students will help many Americans.
But he says "we've got more to do."
Obama says in his weekly radio and Internet address that the measure he signed into law Friday will keep thousands of construction workers on the job and help students and their families.
But he says Congress should do more to promote infrastructure and reform and expand financial aid offered to students.
In the Republican address, Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle of New York says Obama's policies are "making things worse, starting with his health care law."
She says the Supreme Court's upholding of the law adds urgency to repealing the health care overhaul.