Obama Hits the Road to Push State of the Union Agenda

President Barack Obama hit the road on Wednesday to promote the economic agenda he laid out Monday night in his State of the Union address, NBC News reported. At his first stop at a Costco store in Lanham, Md., Obama called on Congress to increase the federal minimum wage by 39 percent, but acknowledged that Congress may not approve it and that states might need to act on their own. “To every governor, mayor, state legislator out there, if you want to take the initiative to raise your minimum wage laws to help more hard-working Americans make ends meet, then I’m going to be right there at your side,” Obama said. He also said he would sign an executive order requiring federal contractors to pay workers at least $10.10 an hour on new contracts. Obama stopped in Pittsburgh Wednesday afternoon to discuss his proposal for new retirement accounts.

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