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President Obama is heading to the political battleground state of Iowa this week to prod Congress to act on his agenda.

The president will visit TPI Composites, which builds large-scale structures used to produce wind energy, on Thursday to highlight his push for tax credits to encourage investments in clean energy technologies.

The trip to Newton is part of Mr. Obama’s “to-do list” for Congress, which he says is necessary to make sure the economy doesn’t lose steam.

The president’s action plan centers on a series of economic initiatives he has been pushing for months. None has gained any traction in Congress.

From wire dispatches and staff reports