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.


Filed under: Extra • President Obama • Stimulus
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  1. julie

    Wait a minute, Obama crams the stimulus down our throats without enough debate because the economy can't wait, yet the final bill will sit waiting for his signature for almost 4 days for a photo op?

    February 14, 2009 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  2. Get Real!!

    Unfortunately, a $787 billion bill will be signed into law without one person reading it. Who have we elected to office? People looking out for our best interests or their own – I think it's perfectly clear that it is NOT Americans that our congressmen and women are looking out for. How can our President say that there is no pork or earmarks in this spending package when that is exactly what is in it? I'm afraid we have nothing but backstabbing liars taking care of this country. We should all remember this when each and every one of them are up for re-election.

    February 14, 2009 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    Good! Sign it around the people that need it. BOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    to 7 PUMA -ites. HOOOOOOOORAY to All other Dems and 3 Reps.

    February 14, 2009 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  4. Matthew, Detroit

    Barack is a great Showmen.

    Greatest Show on Earth. This is just like Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus.

    February 14, 2009 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    Why are you censoring me? Is it personal with you?

    Go Dems and the Courageous 3!

    BOOOOOOOOO Reps. and 7 Dems-PUMA P!

    February 14, 2009 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  6. lee

    This is a president who cares about his people
    and in the other side those who put this country into this mess
    continued their dirty work opposing to the stimulus package and
    other president's agenda.
    Dems care about people and Republicans dont know what they want ? they dont know where they are going ? lost lost
    OBAMA and Dems continued to win

    February 14, 2009 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  7. Concerned Citizen

    He ought to sign the thing in New Mexico, on Richardson's veranda,,,, with a 'mint jeulip' to wash down the Republican stench they have brought on to themselves. They should all be 'recalled' by their constituencies, for obstructionism. Then demand that Gov. Richardson retake the nomination, and get on with National interests,,,, let his administrators, who made the concessions to the contractors,,, let them take their own 'bumps', instead of their respected Governor.....

    February 14, 2009 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  8. Texas Teacher

    I love that Obama is a man of the people for the people! :)

    February 14, 2009 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  9. Doug

    As an O supporter, I want him to go back in a year for his Job Review to the same places. Sign this on the Fifty Yard Line.

    February 14, 2009 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  10. Gerry

    Interesting how so many people voted for or support the stimulus but they have not read it or know what is in it. Smart move

    February 14, 2009 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  11. Concerned Citizen

    Same thing for Daschel,,,,,, lets get past the tax thing,,,, they did for Treasury,,,,,,, Daschel is the man for the job,, hands down....

    Maybe, Obama can appoint him by 'executive order,' and he will surve as 'consultant' to the Secretary.

    February 14, 2009 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  12. Concerned Citizen

    by the way,, he'll have to drive his own car to work, and back.. hehheeh

    February 14, 2009 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  13. Beautiful in Blue

    What was the rush to sign this bill if the prez doesn't want to sign it until tuesday?

    February 14, 2009 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  14. kenneth- Wisconsin

    I'm waiting and waiting for Obama to honor his campaign promise to wait 5 days and post the propose legislation before signing. This will be his third broken pledge on this issue alone. I'd like to see some leadership instead of the same old back room political wheeling and dealing.

    February 14, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  15. Rushpublicans dragging down America

    Except the courageous Senators Snowe, Collins and Spector.

    February 14, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  16. Obama 2.0

    Good,
    He needs to keep a seperation aspect of his presidency from Washinton to be the Peoples president. plus he will gain energy from the people he meets to go and deal with Washington. I have been reading through the Stimulus/Recovery bill and i don't know what Bohner is fretting about. it looks pretty good so far and seems to have the mechanisms in place to insure that the money is spent wisely. I have not read anything of significance that is not wise spending and will either create jobs or save the government money down the road. It is way past over due on some of the stuff i'm reading. You know, termites don't stop eating just because you don't invest on prevention. Nor does time, wear & tear and the elements.

    Great job so far...

    February 14, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  17. James L. Kitia

    it's time to act and not to keep talking
    We need to see the real change, We can't wait

    February 14, 2009 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  18. Kathy

    I think the President's visits to places hit hard by the economic crisis is keepin' it real, real for the media and real for the members of congress who seem to be sitting in a D.C. bubble surrounded by the usual lobbyists and greedy fat cats. Whether you are a Republican or a Democrat, economic hardship is an equal opportunity disaster for your family, and fortunately, even in spite of the huge pout by members of congress of one party, help is on the way.

    February 14, 2009 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  19. Mike - Houston

    Correction: It is a Spending Bill layered with Pork. It is no way near being anything resembling a stimulus package. Do your homework CNN. Read the Bill (I bet Obama didn't, nor did the rest of the House or Senate).

    February 14, 2009 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  20. Riteaidbob

    So important to sign the bill NOW that they couldn't read it but this clown is waiting until Tuesday to sign it.

    Whata corrupt joke the Obama administration and Dems in Congress are.

    Wake up people.

    February 14, 2009 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  21. Go President Obama!

    That's right President Obama so nice to see you keeping in touch with the people. After your campaign was up I was so scared you would be stuck in the White House Bubble. Keeping us informed and the amount of transparency so far is awesome! Keep up the great job..and thanks for sticking to your guns on the stimulas package but also being willing to compromise for peace sakes. We all can learn some humility sometimes.

    February 14, 2009 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  22. Lupe Perez

    I am surprise that the Republicans had 8 years to get us into this mess and want the Democrats to fix it in 3 weeks while they try their hart to block the plan that will help us to get out of this mess. Do they think we are that dumb to believe that they had 24 hours to read the Stimulus Bill that was given to them long ago I only had a High School diploma and it was not that hard to read I hope with a Collage degree it would be a breeze for them. I will continue to pray for my President every day to keep the evil ones away and let god guide him.

    February 14, 2009 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  23. Matthew, Detroit

    Here is another good moniker for Barack – Hollow Man.

    February 14, 2009 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  24. Max

    When this plan turns out to be a disaster, I want Democrats to remember that day. Do not feign selective amnesia on one. It's your "Republicans got to spend nearly a trillion dollars, so why can't we?" argument that will cause the next big collapse.

    It was bad before. It just got a whole lot worse. No change. It's the same failed solutions as the previous administration.

    February 14, 2009 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  25. Dipo

    Wow, thats the President of the people

    February 14, 2009 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
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