Obama To Make Pitch On Tourism While At The Baseball Hall Of Fame


UPDATED: Saturday May 17, 2014 8:25 AM

President Barack Obama says he's heading to the Baseball Hall of Fame to stress how tourism can lead to good-paying American jobs.

In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama announces that he'll visit the hall of fame in Cooperstown, New York, on Thursday. Obama says tourism is an export that can grow the U.S. economy.

Obama is describing the pitch to Congress to spend more to modernize U.S. bridges, roads and ports. He says first-class infrastructure attracts first-class jobs.

Obama warns that almost 700,000 jobs are at risk if Congress doesn't authorize more transportation dollars by the end of summer.

In the Republican address, Sen. John McCain of Arizona says the reported delays in care for veterans is unconscionable. He says Veterans Affairs needs a top-to-bottom overhaul.

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