U.S. President Barack Obama is calling on Americans to support his
national Climate Action Plan, which he says will cut carbon pollution
and protect the nation from the impacts of climate change.
Obama reiterated in his weekly address Saturday that last year was the
warmest in American history, and that the cost of more extreme weather
has has been measured in "lost lives and livelihoods."
said his new plan directs the nation's Environmental Protection Agency
to work with states and businesses to set new standards that will reduce
carbon pollution. He encouraged Americans to take the lead in the fight
against climate change in the 21st century.
In the weekly Republican address, Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas
questioned the upcoming effects on the Affordable Care Act that was
passed in 2010, saying "health care as you know it will change."
Roberts warned that there are still "bumps" and "glitches" in the law
with less than 100 days until the October 1 deadline for Americans to
purchase health insurance. He called the law a "train wreck" and called
on the government to "get America out of the way."