February 15th, 2009
09:26 AM ET
6 years 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 (115 Responses)
  1. Ray Fisher, Albuquerque, NM

    This bill cannot be signed soon enough as it is already very late. Many of the provisions are years past due such as energy conservation, environmental issues, advancing technology, improving infrastructure, etc... all items sorely ignored by the previous administration. By simply signing this bill, we may begin to catch-up to where we should have been years ago!!!

    February 15, 2009 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  2. David

    It's not like this bill hasn't been out there for weeks. It has and all those who are complaining about not having a chance to read it haven't been following it. Although the bill has changed and changed significantly, it still retained the character and form that that it was presented in the House. So don't give me the malarky that they didn't have time to read it and if you are complaining about you had the time to read it too.

    February 15, 2009 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  3. Repub Poison

    Ludlow...

    It's emergency legistlation. Members of congress were on a short timeline. The bill is out there, read it.

    Obama is not a lying sack of crap, but I'm guessing you listen to one or two on the radio. There are better places to focus your hate.

    Obama is trying to help. I'm not seeing that out of any of the Repubs right now.

    February 15, 2009 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  4. CATASTROPHE! CRISIS!

    If it was such an URGENT bill why wait until Tuesday? Why didn't Congress have enough time to read it? What a hoax! obama is a liar.

    February 15, 2009 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  5. Carolinaguy321

    I think it is so refreshing to see all these right wingers foaming at the mouth. I was an avid Hillary Supporter, and even considering leaving the space for president blank when I voted last November, and for the first time considered voting for a republican for president. But then, I thought, Hillary didn't make it, and a man who don't know how many houses he has, certainly can't understand my paycheck to paycheck exsistance. So I begrudgenly voted for Barack. and in just a month, he will sign in to law giving poor children health care, making it easier for women to get just compensation and now putting us on a path to economic recovery, at the same time getting us off the teat of OPEC. I must say, Obama is, so far doing way better than I thought, and I hope he keeps up the good work. And for all you mouth foamers who want him to fail, remember; your party and your moronic leader took us down pretty far, so far in fact, the only way to really go is up. It would be hard for Obama to fail. He is a smart guy, and I think he can manage to weave his way through the minfields that republicans are surely going to put in his way. So good luck wingers!

    February 15, 2009 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  6. David from Ohio

    No, we're not going to "stand up" to Obama on the stimulus bill. We're going to stand up to Republican obstructionism. Republicans had control of the entire government for most of the first six years of this decade and control of Congress for 12 years. What did we get? Fiscal irresponsiblity and ethical lapses. Bush's tax cuts did nothing but add to the already huge deficit. Now, when the Democrats come up with their solution to our economic crisis, Republicans suddenly have discovered that we are running deficits and have a 10 trillion dollar national debt, much of which can be laid at their feet. They didn't lose seats because they weren't conservative enough–they lost seats because people are sick of the right wing's prescriptions for our economic and social life. It's been disgusting watching the nitpicking and carping by the GOP over this stimulus bill–it's not about legitimate criticism, but political gamemanship.

    February 15, 2009 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  7. Dan, TX

    Thank you Mr. president.

    February 15, 2009 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  8. Sarty

    Hey, don't complain too much. If you don't want it, tell your governor not to take. No one is forcing you.

    February 15, 2009 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  9. Angie

    ok you people that think this package is so bad, do you or the other sourgrape losers have anything better? probably not. you still have the bush/cheney mentality, do nothing and start a war that didn't do anything to help the very people that voted for them. LOSERS, LIARS, CHEATERS, WAR MONGERS. with those ideas how many job did they create?Oh that's right NONE. but MILLIONS LOST JOBS, HOMES AND SAVINGS!

    February 15, 2009 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  10. Soldier girl

    I am a vet and I am still serving and will continue to serve this great nation which has another great president! I will follow the soldier's creed.

    February 15, 2009 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  11. Wisest one of All

    This piece of crap that we have for a president is really and truly trying his best to destroy this country. Proven Fact!

    The only people worse than the racist empty suit hussein nobama are the totally mindless people who voted for this idiot. They and him are nothing but traitorous scum! Another Proven Fact!

    February 15, 2009 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  12. Jen, Philadelphia

    Part of the "stimulus" package calls for a cap on executive pay. I would suggest to all members of Congress, republican and democrat, senator and congressman, that they might not want to set a precedent of attaching pay with performance. We may start holding them to the same standard!

    February 15, 2009 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  13. gregg45

    tracy m

    u are a complete idiot,,, we ,, can buy... i can.. do anything i want.. green,, stop all the electric grids.. stop your puter,, blackberry,,, ur vibrator,,, and then what,,,

    February 15, 2009 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  14. gregg45

    listen to my america fool
    .. going to church.. hope that made you feel good,,, all the bad things you did the week prior,, hypocrite

    February 15, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  15. melinda vasquez

    For all the negative comments we make, I think we could all take a dose of humility. We elected obama and the new congress because we wanted change. Now we need to let them do what we asked the to do. We do not have a direct emocracy-we have a republic. Characteristic attacks cheapen all of our valid points. The experts in economy don't know so how can us lay persons know? We have opinions but the are not facts.

    February 16, 2009 01:40 am at 1:40 am |
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