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
soundoff (211 Responses)
  1. rea

    THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS SO AFRAID OF PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SUCCESS IN THE WHITE HOUSE, THEY WILL RATHER SEE OUR COUNTRY IN A DEPRESSION THAN WORK WITH OUR PRESIDENT. WONDER WHY.

    February 14, 2009 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  2. Marci

    The Republicans and their attitude toward President Obama and our country has been summed up in an outstanding article by Frank Schaeffer on HuffingtonPost this week.

    See: "An Open Letter to President Obama About the Republicans"...
    by Frank Schaeffer (a former Republican and religious right member).

    February 14, 2009 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  3. David

    I think it is great that our president is putting this stimulus bill to work for the states out west but what about Vermont? I was a foreman at a machine shop and I have been laid off for 4 months now. I see nothing in this bill that will help me regain work. Furthermore I do not see much action from a president who spoke about so much about change during the campaign. America needs a HUGE jump start, why not rebuild our roads and create some well paying jobs for real hard-working americans. $20/hr or more is what we need to support our families, not minimum wage.

    February 14, 2009 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  4. proudliberal-independent

    GOOD. TOO BAD REPUBS AND BLUEDOGS CUT IT UP. MUCH THAT THEY CUT WAS BADLY NEEDED.

    February 14, 2009 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  5. Adrian

    Regardless as to whether we agree with all the specifics of the bill, something has to be done in an efftort to fix what has been so obviously broken. The previous adminstration put us in this place, so if our NEW president is working to fix this mess we need to support him because sitting back and doing nothing at all is no resolution. We ALL need to support the vision that has been set forth by President Obama

    February 14, 2009 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  6. maryland

    I support Obama, but this pushing the bill through without the 48 hours promised to the People, for the sake of Transparency, was worse than a Bush move. Bush would have just done it without any promises, now Obama and the party has lied and pulled a "old Washington" move. Running around like it's always a time for a stump speech isn't going to change what just happen. I trust Obama, but his learning curve will only buy him so much time. . . time to stop running around and pull it together. . .

    February 14, 2009 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  7. Lillian

    The news media needs to respect our president and address him as President Obama instead of Barack or Obama.

    February 14, 2009 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  8. arnie

    Thanks Mr. President for all your hard work. May God continue to bless you and protect you from all your adversaries. May you continue to think about the entire country. I promise to post positive things and to let love conquer hate.

    February 14, 2009 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  9. legal in nc

    Help is on the way to the illegal immigrants thanks to Pelosi and Reid who stripped E-Verify from the package. I guess they needed to make sure that would have enough votes to get reelected by having the illegals to vote for them.

    It is a shame that in America that our own citizens and those here legally do not get the jobs before the illegals here.

    Term limits NOW!

    February 14, 2009 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  10. Scott, Tucson

    Boy, that extra $13 per paycheck Obama is giving you will sure come in handy to pay off those mortagages, credit card debts debts or take the family on a european vacation.

    February 14, 2009 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  11. Mike

    Ed's Kate....Have you even read the bill. I think something should be done, but building Frisbee golf courses and giving money for obesity and to stop smoking are pet projects and pork, not stimulus. Obama said he was for change and that he didn't want to repeat things that have been done during the Bush administration. If that is the case, and according to you and Obama the republicans are responsible for our debt because of their spending, then CHANGE would be to not spend so much money, not to spend as much as you can as fast as you can. This bill is nothing more than democrats rewarding all their special interest groups while trying to scare the American people into supporting it. The only reason Obama wanted Republican support is so he would have someone to blame when it failed.

    February 14, 2009 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  12. jonny

    I dont understand why he didnt sign it last night. What is he waiting for?

    February 14, 2009 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  13. STIMULUS

    This is what one blog stated: WE ALL WILL KNOW HOW THE STIMU 'LESS" WORKS WHEN IT
    HITS OUR POCKET BOOKS. THATS HOW THESE CROOKS DO.
    hPW HE THINKGS ALL THAT MONEY THE GOVERNMENT P;ANS TP SPEND ON ALL THOSE THIGS WE DO NOT NEED IS BEYOUND ME. THE PROBLEM IS THEY EXPECT US AND FUTURE GENERATIONS TO PAY IT BACK. THEY JUST NEED TO LET ALL THOSE BANKS AND OTHER COMPANIES SINK OR SWIM.

    February 14, 2009 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  14. Michael in NC

    I know President Obama isn't perfect, but I have faith in him. I know he's going to do whatever he has to do to help our country back on her feet.

    February 14, 2009 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  15. SJ

    I think this guy is serious about the Washington bubble – the sooner is burst the better. Repubs and Dems need to talk to the people that vote them into office. Good get 'em President Obama!

    February 14, 2009 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  16. Liz

    You know, some people would rather see the entire United States starving and jobless than to see anybody in the white house except them. Some say..."I hope he fail", that's stupid. There are children that's going hungry, but they don't care. I thought the republican party had common sense, but I'm so wrong. When I vote for a president, I support whole heartedly the president that was chosen. I just don't understand these people. I'm seeing some hate here!!!!

    February 14, 2009 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  17. Wisest one of All

    the racist empty suit hussein nobama will begin the destruction of the U. S. on Tuesday. This anti American piece of feces realizes that the scam...I mean stimulus will do NOTHING to help the U. S. Proven Fact!

    February 14, 2009 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  18. al

    let's put on another show, yay, i mean let's just sign and not act like its a celebration, he just stole 1 trillion dollars from the children of this country, its nothing to celebrate or get excited over, help might be on the way but kids will paying for this

    February 14, 2009 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  19. Ben

    Well, considering it was the deregulation of lending requirements enacted by the 95th congress in 1977 which was democratically controlled, I think it's safe to say Bush didn't do that. It's called the Community Reinvestment Act. Try a little further back than the last eight years... I am not saying Bush was perfect, he was far from it, but if you are going to lay blame, why don't you put it where it's due? Barney Frank stifled regulation of banks on numerous occasions. Most recently at the congressional hearings for Freddie and Fannie in either 2001 or 2003. This isn't the only cause, but the CRA and Franks blantant disregard for bank lending regulation pretty much set in motion the entire subprime mess.

    February 14, 2009 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  20. dennis

    What happened to the public can see it for five days before he signs it. It wasn't the republicans that did this, it was all of us the american people.. We are all apart of this dem or rep. My question is why do they have to keep lying to us. Thats dem and rep. Take a look back at all the records and then you will see..

    February 14, 2009 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  21. Leonore Dvorkin

    I am a Denver resident, and so am very pleased to learn that President Obama has selected this city as the signing site. It's a great honor for us. I think it's also significant that he will sign the bill at the natural history museum. He is obviously quite serious about promoting science. Our son has an NIH (National Institutes of Health) fellowship for his PhD research work in Bioinformatics, so it is great news that part of the stimulus package includes more money for the NIH. Way to go, Democrats! You have made me newly proud to have played a part in getting this intelligent, far-sighted, energetic, determined man elected president. What an inexpressible relief, after the past eight years of decay and delusion. - Leonore Dvorkin, author of ANOTHER CHANCE AT LIFE: A BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR'S JOURNEY, Norilana Books, May 2009

    February 14, 2009 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  22. Al Jones

    I do have one question for the American people to hear what is going on in our lives. WHERE IS THE $350 BILLION THAT THE BANKS RECEIVED FROM THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION?
    The American people want answer.

    February 14, 2009 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  23. Living in Louisiana

    Congratulations President Obama and America!! A special thanks to the Democrat majority and the very few Republican members of the House and Senate that so diligently worked with the President to begin the recovery of the economy process. Help is on the way. Thank God for President Obama!!

    February 14, 2009 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  24. Brendan O'Maidian

    Who can blame Obama for wanting to get away from the flood of tears coming from the crybaby GOP (Godawful Obnoxious Peckerheads). There is a new synonym for the word 'Un-American," it is "republican."
    What a bunch of losers who could care less about the people of this land. All they want is money, money, money, and power to rule over our hearts and minds. Disgraceful, disgusting, despicable.

    February 14, 2009 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  25. Russell Frinks

    Like many Americans I was excited by the election results, but disappointed by the same old rhetoric now spewing from Washington. Is it really that difficult to put differences aside for a while until we all get back on the rails? Honestly Nancy, do you have to chose now to get back with all the conservatives that upset you over your tenrue? It's not about you or anyone else that has a finger on the button – it's about us, the people you represent. As a small business owner looking to grow and create jobs I can attest to the fact that no money has flowed down from the mighty banking institutions in this country to those of us on the street. This so called "stimulus package" is good for headlines, but if it doesn't hit the streets for another 12 to 18 months then what's the point. All tax payers should be do the math and understand that the interest rate that we are charging the auto industry and banks is a heck of a lot less than what they are charging us for a new car loan or small business loan – that is if you can get one. Make no mistake, there are people making plenty of money in this economy and still enjoying the steak dinner out with clients. But for the rest of us trying to make monthly bills and payroll, there still seems to be a disconnect between our saviors on the hill and the rest of us, regardless of their good intentions.

    February 14, 2009 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9