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Obama tells donors it 'remains to be seen' if Congress does anything on jobs
WASHINGTON (AP) ' President Barack Obama says that it "remains to be seen" whether the current Congress will accomplish anything to create jobs or grow the economy ' striking a pessimistic note in the wake of the bitter debt debate.
The president says that he'll work with Congress to get things done but that not much has been seen from lawmakers as far as innovative ideas on jobs and the economy.
The president has repeatedly called on Congress to pass legislation on free trade and infrastructure, among other things. But in his remarks Monday night at a fundraiser in Washington he sounded pessimistic about what could be accomplished.
The president addressed some 140 guests at the home of developer R. Donahue "Don" Peebles and Katrina Peebles in the nation's capital with tickets priced at $15,000 per family to benefit the Obama Victory Fund. Later in the evening he was speaking at a small donor outreach event at the ritzy St. Regis hotel.