By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) - President Barack Obama says Republican lawmakers seeking a government shutdown over his health care law are not offering an economic plan.
More than a third of House Republicans are urging their leader to take that step this fall.
The president says those lawmakers should instead be focused on the "pocketbook, bread-and-butter" issues that affect Americans.
Obama says one such issue is college affordability.
It's the topic of a two-day bus tour that is taking the president through New York and Pennsylvania.
Obama is speaking at a town hall at Binghamton University.
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