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Obama calls on Congress to pass energy bill


WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to pass a comprehensive energy and climate bill that will make energy a profitable industry for the United States.

In his first State of the Union address, Obama said no area of the economy is more ripe for innovation than the energy sector. Obama applauded the House for passing an energy bill last year, and he urged lawmakers in the Senate to do the same.

The president says the U.S. needs more production, efficiency and incentives to create clean energy jobs. He told lawmakers that if America can lead the clean energy economy, it will be the nation that leads the global economy.

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