President Barack Obama on Friday finally signed long called-for legislation to keep student loan interest rates from rising, and he used his weekly address Saturday to tout the bill.

Fresh off a two-day campaign swing through Ohio and Pennsylvania – the address was recorded at a food processing plant in Boardman, Ohio – Obama’s weekly address avoided the news that dominated his trip: the Supreme Court’s health care decision and Friday’s monthly jobs numbers.

Instead Obama returned to the dominant theme he pushed on the road: That his policies like the transportation and student loan legislation will help the middle class. And for good measure, he threw in shots at Congress.

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