Watch the President's full remarks here.
This evening the President and First Lady welcomed members of Congress and their families to the White House for the annual White House Congressional picnic.
Earlier in the day, First Lady Michelle Obama joined congressional families and AmeriCorps volunteers to help build a playground during the Congressional Family Service Project in partnership with KaBOOM!, a national non-profit organization that promotes activity for communities across the country. As the First Lady said before getting started, the playground they helped build at Imagine Southeast Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. was KaBOOM!’s 2,000th all-volunteer done-in-a-day playground. Find service opportunities near you at Serve.gov.