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Obama: GOP lawmakers wasting time, need to approve infrastructure funds


“What have you guys been debating, John?” Obama said, referring to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). “A commemorative coin for baseball? You have legislation, uh … reaffirming that ‘In God We Trust’ is our motto,” said the president.

Obama’s attacks were not reserved for House Republicans, saying that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) supports infrastructure improvement.

“ ‘Roads and bridges are not partisan in Washington’, that’s a quote from him,” Obama said.

The president also hit Republicans outside of the party's leadership, quoting House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (Wis.).

In his remarks, made near D.C.'s Key Bridge in Georgetown, the president called on lawmakers to approve billions for infrastructure building and repair.