CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin
(CNN) - Three days after being re-elected, President Barack Obama will deliver a statement on the economy Friday, two administration officials said Thursday.
The 1:05 p.m. ET statement in the East Room will serve as an opportunity to address some of the big issues that Washington will tackle in the next few months - including staving off the so-called fiscal cliff - and to outline his priorities moving forward.
An official schedule released by the White House Thursday said the statement would address "the action we need to take to keep our economy growing and reduce our deficit."