U.S. President-elect Barack Obama is urging Congress to move quickly on
a plan to deal with the financial crisis in the country and help
In Saturday's Democratic weekly radio address,
Mr. Obama said if Congress does not immediately pass an economic rescue
plan, he will make it his first order of business as president. He said
the rescue package should create jobs, relieve financial pressure on
families and revive the economy.
Mr. Obama expressed optimism that, with new policies and a spirit of
service and sacrifice, the country can steer itself out of economic
He praised world leaders for coming to Washington to seek a solution to
the global financial crisis, saying the matter requires a "coordinated
global response." On Friday, Mr. Obama announced a delegation is taking
part in G-20 summit on his behalf.