After promising a "year of action" in his State of the Union Address Tuesday, President Barack Obama hit the road Wednesday.
Speaking at a Costco in Maryland, the president praised the discount retailer for its high wages.
He also renewed his promise to issue an executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers to $10.10 an hour.
Obama then headed to a U.S. steel plant just outside Pittsburgh.
There, he spoke about creating new jobs in manufacturing, and asked Congress to work with him on the goal.
"America doesn't stand still. U.S. Steel hasn't stood still. I'm not going to stand still," Obama said. "So wherever I can take steps to expand opportunity for more families, regardless of what Congress does, that's what I'm going to do."
He included guaranteed access to education for all Americans in his plan to create and fill jobs.