January 21st, 2009
11:18 AM ET
6 months ago

How to spend $550B? GOP to have say

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) – The congressional battle over President Barack Obama's unprecedented and far-reaching plan to spend $550 billion to jolt the economy will begin in earnest on Wednesday.

The House Appropriations Committee will meet to consider the spending portion of the House Democrats' $825 billion economic recovery proposal. The meeting will be the first time House Republicans will get to formally weigh in with their concerns about - and changes to - the legislation.

The hearing marks a crucial step in what is likely to be a compressed debate over what is one of the most complex and expensive spending plans ever introduced.

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  1. Simmy

    GOP,

    Don't keep digging your own graves – If you don't change, you'll continue to repeat the same destructive mistakes!.........On the other hand, keep up the good work!

    January 21, 2009 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |