(CNN) -- Addressing Congress' passing of a bill that will allow the FAA to staff control towers and avoid flight delays in the short term, rather than passing a larger deficit-reduction deal that would replace forced budget cuts, President Barack Obama said Tuesday it's not his job to get congressmen to behave. People think "somehow my job is to get them to behave. That's their job. ... If in fact they are seriously concerned about passenger convenience and safety, they should not just be thinking about tomorrow. ... They should be thinking about five years form now, 10 years from now, 20 years from now," Obama said. To do that, he said, Congress should work with him on a broader deal.