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Obama urges Cabinet to find ways to act without Congress

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House with Sally Jewell, U.S. secretary of the interior secretary (L) on July 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama said yesterday he'll go it alone on changing U.S. immigration rules because House Republicans won't act.  (Andrew Harrer/Pool, Bloomberg Finance LP via Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House with Sally Jewell, U.S. secretary of the interior secretary (L) on July 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama said yesterday he'll go it alone on changing U.S. immigration rules because House Republicans won't act. (Andrew Harrer/Pool, Bloomberg Finance LP via Getty Images)
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Updated: 7/01 1:54 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Obama is telling his Cabinet secretaries to get creative -- to come up with new ways of making what the president calls "real progress" on issues where Congress won't act.

Meeting with Cabinet members at the White House on Tuesday, Obama said he would prefer to see Congress act on issues such as immigration and infrastructure because his own administrative actions would be limited in scope.

Obama also issued a plea to fix the nation's bridges and highways. At Washington's Key Bridge, named after "Star Spangled Banner" author Francis Scott Key, Obama will call on Congress to close tax loopholes and use the money on infrastructure projects.

Monday, Obama declared that he would act on his own to address weaknesses in the nation's immigration system, after House Speaker John Boehner informed him that the House would not take up an immigration overhaul this year.

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