By Kevin Bogardus - 02/24/14 07:20 AM EST
President Obama said late Sunday that he is looking forward to working with state governors over the next year.
Speaking at the White House’s National Governors Association dinner, Obama said he wants to “partner” with each governor. The president said that he has worked with governors in the past on several issues, including climate change, education and healthcare.
Obama has pledged to accomplish his agenda through executive action without Capitol Hill’s input. Cooperation between the White House and the governors is “vital” for the country, according to the president.
Obama recalled time spent with governors in 2013, from visiting victims of the Boston Marathon bombings with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) to thanking first responders with Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) after a tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma.
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