Obama lambastes do-nothing Republican House

The best thing you can say about this Congress — the Republicans in Congress, and particularly the House of Representatives — the best you can say for them this year is that so far they have not shut down the government — or threatened to have America welch on our obligations and ruin our credit rating. That’s the best you can say. But of course, it’s only July.

— President Barack Obama, delivering remarks on the economy at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas, prior to returning to the District of Columbia.