December 23rd, 2010
11:09 AM ET

President Obama hails progress made by lame-duck Congress

CNN Wire Staff

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday hailed major legislation passed by Congress in the lame-duck session and said the progress showed "we're not doomed to endless gridlock."

At a year-end news conference before leaving town for his delayed holiday, Obama emphasized the achievements of his administration and the Democratic-led Congress while also acknowledging that tough issues still face the nation in the coming year.

Obama later departed for Hawaii to join the first family for the holidays, and both the Senate and House adjourned for the year. A new Congress with Republicans controlling the House and holding a stronger minority in the Senate convenes on January 5, 2011.

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  1. nisha

    its like praising employees for servicing clients, like its not their job or something. whatever.

    December 23, 2010 at 2:37 pm |