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Obama holds town hall in Decorah


President Barack Obama says he hopes members of Congress have a "wake-up call" and come back to Washington ready to work for the American people in September.

The president spoke outside of a barn at Seed Savers in Decorah, a non-profit dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds.

The Democratic president said voters never intended to have a broken government when they put Republicans in charge of the House and created a divided government last November. He challenged Republican lawmakers to hear the frustration of voters and to be willing to compromise on an economic agenda.

Obama told his audience to hold him and Congress accountable for progress.

The Decorah stop was his second town hall event of the day, part of his three-day bus tour across the Midwest.

President Obama's last visit to Decorah was in 2007, during a campaign stop at Luther College as a presidential candidate. The president is expected to stay at the historic Hotel Winneshiek in Decorah on Monday night before heading to Peosta for an economic forum on Tuesday.


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