NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Democratic lawmakers want to pass a far-reaching bill to save the economy by Inauguration Day on Jan. 20.
That's the goal.
But the reality may be a little different. Enactment of an economic stimulus bill could be pushed into late January or early February, said Dan Clifton, a Washington-based analyst with the investment research firm Strategas Research Partners.
The reason: The measure will be big and complex – exceeding $700 billion by some estimates. And getting buy-in from lawmakers angered about the mounting toll of government rescues might take more time than expected.