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President Obama Delivers Remarks on Fuel Efficiency Standards

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009; 12:40 PM

SPEAKER: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

[*] OBAMA: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, everybody. Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you.

Please, everybody have a seat. Have a seat. What an extraordinary day. The sun is out because good things are happening.

Before I get started, just some preliminary introductions. I'll probably repeat them in my formal remarks, but I want to make sure that I acknowledge some people who've been critical to this effort and critical to so many efforts at the state and federal levels.

First of all, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has just been cracking the whip and, you know, making Congress so productive over these last several days. We are grateful for her.

My wonderful secretary of transportation, Ray LaHood, is in the house.


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