February 14th, 2009
06:01 PM ET
1 year ago

Sources: Obama to sign stimulus Tuesday in Denver

President Obama will sign the economic stimulus bill Tuesday in Denver, Colorado, two officials said Saturday.
President Obama will sign the economic stimulus bill Tuesday in Denver, Colorado, two officials said Saturday.

(CNN) - President Obama will sign the economic stimulus bill Tuesday in Denver, Colorado, two senior administration officials confirm to CNN.

Both officials cited a desire to get out of Washington - to go, in the words of one official, “out west in an area hit hard economically, away from the politics of Washington.”

The other official described Denver as “a place that will see the benefits of the bill in hiring workers.”

Obama traveled to areas hit hard by the economic downturn last week, holding town hall meetings in Elkhart, Indiana and Fort Myers, Florida. He met with workers at a Caterpillar plant in Peoria, Illinois on Thursday, after the company announced 22,000 layoffs.


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soundoff (211 Responses)
  1. Judy

    Hmmm...so all those accusing President Obama of breaking his promise of transparency need to stop griping. The bill has been posted online for a couple of weeks. The final version of the bill is 95% the same and has been posted since Thursday for review before the President signs it. Just as he promised!

    February 14, 2009 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  2. Stephen, Missouri

    Impressive...to make the stimulus work, President needs to have main street believe in how it will work. We should all help President Obama by being vigilant and exposing any waste on wheeling and dealing just in case any politicians are so inclined. Insist on knowing where the money is being spent.

    If we can all be the President's ears and eyes on how the stimulus is being spent, then we can have better value for the dollar. Unlike all of those who are so persimistic, I know we will prevail. We have a steady hand at the helm...let us help him expose waste and corruption. DO YOUR PART TO HELP THE PRESIDENT. God Bless President Obama. Stay in touch with the people.

    February 14, 2009 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  3. Barbara graham

    Our first President George Washington, in his Farewell Address, warned the American people against the seriously harmful effects of domination of one party over another.

    Washington said that "the domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism.”

    He went on to say that wise people make it their duty to discourage and restrain it. Party division “agitates the community with ill founded jealousies and false alarms; kindles the animosity of one part against the other.”

    Washington cautioned us that “It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free country should inspire caution, in those intrusted with its administration, to confine themselves within their respective constitutional spheres, avoiding in the exercise of powers of one department to encroach upon another. The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all departments in one, and thus to create, whatever the form of government, a real despotism.”

    We would be wise to heed Washington’s warning and use caution with this new party dominated administration.

    February 14, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  4. Dale in Michigan

    So where's the change? Where's the bipartisanship? Where's the transparency? Same old BS .........from Pelosi & Reid.

    February 14, 2009 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  5. Chris

    Good.

    February 14, 2009 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  6. reggie

    Stimulus Bill??? It's more like a spending bill. Oh well, at least, the democrats get all their porkbellie projects going, now. Such a waste of our hard earned tax dollars...

    February 14, 2009 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  7. John Clark

    I guess we have been shot in the foot this plan will never work.

    February 14, 2009 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  8. Ula Nejad Sacramento, Ca

    Okay this is a joke right? I was looking forward to champagne, bright happy faces and the presidential pen laced with a pretty bow on the hill. After all he hit the jackpot. But instead its like watching a movie "Run President Run" to the Colorado mountains. I know what Linclon would say? I told you so. Lace it up for the big game to come. I'm taking a Roman holiday and will watch via satelite.

    February 14, 2009 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  9. Ed's Kate

    President Obama is trying to do all he can to help this country to get out of the mess he inherited from the previous administration.
    It is regrettable that the Republicans are being so arrogant about the stimulus bill. They should stop and admit who got this country into the mess we are in and admit their error.

    February 14, 2009 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  10. Bob

    Obama, I'll still waiting for my free house. Put me in front of the cameras so I can cry for you.

    February 14, 2009 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  11. linda in PA

    Stay strong Mr. President. Keep talking to the people. You are doing great!

    February 14, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  12. Steve

    Basic economics lesson – giving money and benefits to the unemployed does not create jobs.

    Why is there an $8000 tax credit to low income first time home buyers? One of the reasons we are in this mess is from giving loans to people who cannot afford a house. Are Obama and the democrats really this stupid?

    February 14, 2009 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  13. kaz

    Another photo =op just what we need. Nancy Pelosi and harry Reid run the White house while he is out on date nites and traveling around making stump speeches. The election is over!! Can somone tell him.

    We will not know if Obama failed.. Do you honestly think we are going to get the truth about the unemploymnet rate the GDP, Do you think any poll you read is honest??? We will never have transparency as long as the media is in the tank for Obama. They won't let the truth out to the American People.

    February 14, 2009 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  14. B

    For someone who couldn't wait to get into the White House to now he can't wait to get out of it. The pressure must be a little to much for this rookie.

    February 14, 2009 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  15. True Conservative

    Is that where they're going to print the money?

    February 14, 2009 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  16. Had It

    I like our new president.

    He wants to talk to the people who are hurting. He TRIED talking to the republicans and that didn't work. So he's talking to US.

    February 14, 2009 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  17. Darla Wilshire

    While I would welcome the three republican senators who voted their constituencies rather than their party, I would be very happy NOT to see any republican leaders from the House or the Senate beside him as he signs. Getting outside of Washington is a great idea!

    February 14, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  18. Willy Brown

    Here comes the change you wanted. A permanent debt built in to this bill that we had to have in a hurry. No one read it but they delivered to #44. You cried; elect McCain you get 4 more years of Bush. We elected Obama and we got another 4 years of Slick Willy. Gee McCain and Plain don’t sound so bad now does it lemmings?

    February 14, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  19. Bipartisan

    Why wait till Tuesday?

    I voted for Obama and I still support him but this is strange. Why ramrod a bill through Congress without anyone knowing what's in it and then wait till Tuesday to sign it?

    I support you right now, Mr. President but I'm not one of your sheep. This stimulus better work.

    February 14, 2009 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  20. Mike

    Its a real shame. A man that promised to bring change and transparency to Washington pushed to fast track a bill that was voted on by house and senate members who had not even read the bill just because he wanted the publicity of signing the bill on a specific day.

    February 14, 2009 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  21. Stanley Turonis

    Just sign the Democratic Spending Bill already and move on. Why spend more tax payer money flying around the country. Oh wait you have to payoff all the election supporters like the stuff in the bill. PS: Pelosi should resign she only creates problems.

    February 14, 2009 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  22. Mitchell from MS

    If things are SOOOOOO bad whay doesn't he sign the bill Monday??

    February 14, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  23. Rick

    Only the Obama special areas will ever see any of the stimulus, I'm sure places like Iowa wont see a cent since Obama doesnt know that this is the midwest. Also thanks to all those Senators and Representatives for bankrupting our children and grandchildren.

    February 14, 2009 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  24. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    et tu, CNN?

    WHY DO YOU KEEP REFERRING TO IT AS THE "STIMULUS BILL"?

    IT'S CALLED THE:

    "AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009."

    oh yeah, i forgot. Republicant corporate thugs OWN ya'll.

    MODERATE THAT!

    February 14, 2009 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  25. DNC

    we'll enjoy this MASQUERADE as much as we enjoyed the Iraq War

    February 14, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
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