WASHINGTON (June 29, 2013)--President Barack Obama urged Americans to rally support for his plan to combat climate change Saturday while Republicans raised questions about implementation of the president’s health care overhaul.
In his weekly radio and Internet address, Mr. Obama said Americans are already paying the price for climate change and said the country will be judged by how it responds.
Mr. Obama's national plan involves limiting power plant pollution, preparing communities for warmer temperatures and leading other nations in the effort.
Mr. Obama asked asking Americans to teach their family, friends and classmates about climate change, saying Americans should warn elected officials they won't vote for anyone who doesn't protect future generations.
He said a sound environment and a strong economy aren't mutually exclusive.
In the Republican address, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., said there are troubling, unanswered questions about the implementation of Obama's health care law.