Source: Roll Call |Neils Lesiewnski

President Barack Obama isn’t waiting for the State of the Union to outline some of the policy proposals in it, seizing on recent good economic news. The day after Congress convenes Tuesday, Obama’s hitting the road. He is scheduled to travel to Michigan, Arizona and Tennessee over the course of the week, touting progress on the economy and outlining pocketbook issues like the cost of a higher education and home ownership.

President Barack Obama isn’t waiting for the State of the Union to outline some of the policy proposals in it, seizing on recent good economic news.

The day after Congress convenes Tuesday, Obama’s hitting the road. He is scheduled to travel to Michigan, Arizona and Tennessee over the course of the week, touting progress on the economy and outlining pocketbook issues like the cost of a higher education and home ownership.

“The proposals announced next week will be a mix of executive actions and legislative proposals. The President is eager to get to work, and looks forward to working with the new Congress on policies that will make sure middle class Americans are sharing in the economic recovery,” White House spokesman Eric Schultz said in a statement. “There are a number of issues we could make progress on, but the President is clear that he will not let this Congress undo important protections gained — particularly in areas of health care, Wall Street reform and the environment.”

That’s an important caveat with Republicans taking control of the Senate with the dawn of the 114 Congress — the terms of new members started at noon Saturday, though business has been delayed until Tuesday. Health care, energy and financial regulatory policy are sure to face an onslaught of legislative opposition, some of which will clear the 60-vote threshold needed to overcome Democratic-led filibusters in the Senate.