Obama mocks lawmakers for taking time off from ‘exhausting schedule’

“Congress and I have certainly had our differences, yet I’ve tried to be civil, to not take any cheap shots,” said Obama in his humorous address at the annual event. 

“That’s why I want to especially thank all the members who took a break from their exhausting schedule of not passing any laws to be here tonight,” he joked.  

Obama has been sharply critical of the Republican-led House, often blaming a “do-nothing” Congress of failing to pass measures to boost employment.