Obama's pen-and-phone strategy By JENNIFER EPSTEIN 01142014 1149 AM EST Updated 01142014 0409 PM EST President Barack Obama offered a brief preview Tuesday of his State of the Union address telling his Cabinet that he won't wait for Congress to act on key agenda items in 2014 I've got a pen and l've got a phone he sald at his first Cabinet meeting of the year Outlining the strategy Obama said he plans to use his pen to sign executive actions and his phone to convene outside groups in support of his agenda if Congress proves unable or unwilling to act on his priorities One of the things that I will be emphasizing in this meeting is the fact that we are not iust going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we are providing Americans the kind of help that they need he added flanked by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Accept our use of cookies You can review our privacy policy to find out more about the cookies we use Meme

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