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President Obama to Governors: "I Look Forward to Making Progress Together"

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At a meeting of the National Governors Association, President Obama speaks to America's governors and reaffirms his commitment to working with them to make more progress across our country.
President Obama answers a question following his remarks to the National Governors Association

President Barack Obama answers a question following his remarks to the National Governors Association in the State Dining Room of the White House, Feb. 23, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Earlier today at the White House, President Obama spoke to America's governors and reaffirmed his commitment to working with them to make more progress across our country.

As he reiterated in his remarks, America's resurgence is real. But even though our nation "is as well-positioned as we've been in a very long time," as the President noted, he also emphasized that we now have to focus on what kind of choices we need to make together going forward to ensure that our momentum is sustained:

I have talked about it before, and I want to emphasize again during our conversations, the belief that middle-class economics is what works -- the idea that not only do we want the country as a whole to prosper, but we want to make sure that every single person in this country has opportunity; that if they work hard, they can get ahead.  That prosperity is broadly shared.  And not only is everybody sharing in that prosperity, but everybody is contributing to that prosperity.

And in order to do that, we got to make sure that everybody has got a fair shot, that everybody does their fair share, and everybody is playing by the same set of rules.  We’ve got to make sure that anybody out there who is scrimping and saving, and trying to figure out how to send their kids to college, and worrying about retirement, that they’ve got some sense of security and some sense that they can make it.

Utah Governor Gary Herbert asks President Obama a question

Utah Governor Gary Herbert asks President Barack Obama a question following the President's remarks to the National Governors Association in the State Dining Room of the White House, Feb. 23, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

"I think we can make sure that the future for the next generation is even brighter than the one that we enjoyed," the President said. "And I look forward to making progress together at the federal and state levels."

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