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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  1. lynn in NM

    And exactly how much is this little jaunt going to cost the taxpayers???? How many will he have in his entourage, that we also have to pay for???

    February 15, 2009 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  2. NOT THE KINDA GUY TO SAY I TOLD YOU SO, BUT I TOLD YOU SO

    Lol. I dont know how he will find time in between shooting hoops to sign this stimulus, which is a violation of the constitution. Dont get me wrong i am in complete opposition to this drive to socialism, but he needs to get off his lazy afro-american A@# and do some work. Cant let pelosi and reid do all the usurping, can you?

    February 15, 2009 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  3. David

    I urge each and everyone of you to put parties aside and read through this so-called stimulus bill. It has very little to do with stimulus. If the government is going to stick us with a trillion dollar tab for stimulus, we should expect it to go to things like road contruction, new and renovated schools, true water projects, and so forth. lt contains provision for free school lunches, delta restoration, and uranium enrichment clean up and so on. I am not against feeding the children. I just do not want it sold to me as stimulus. We need to raise our voices as tax payers and stand up as one against this bill. Please take the time to read and understand the bill.

    February 15, 2009 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  4. Aaron B.

    Why were last nights Comments all DELETED?

    There were some really Good points in there.

    Broke Promise. . .
    Biggest Bill Ever. . .
    Why Wait and Sign in Denver if it was so Urgent. . .
    Where Did the 350 Billion from Bush's TARP go?. . .

    Why Were They All Deleted CNN?

    February 15, 2009 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  5. David

    How do the following count as stimulus? $650 million for digital converter boxes, $126 million for water reclaimation and reuse, $50 million for the California Bay Delta restoration, $3.4 billion for fossil energy and research, $390 million for Uranium Enrichment Decontamination and Decommissioning Fund, $1.2 billion for states youth activities and summer time youth employment, $1 billion for free school lunches, $1 billion for NASA research. I will only support this bill if the money is directly spent on road projects, school construction, public safety, and true water work needs.

    February 15, 2009 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  6. Purple Alaska

    We stand with you Mr. President...and wish to thank you, the Congress and the three bold Republicans who had the courage and conviction to stand up for the American people, despite the adversity within their own party. Let us forge ahead, for the vision is now with you President Obama...and be not distracted, nor discouraged by the naysayers.

    February 15, 2009 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  7. kiop

    My bet is, he's not going to read it, either.. Some congress, some president.

    February 15, 2009 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  8. VON BISMARK,Vienna.

    I hope Hannity will cover the event. This gives him a glaring oppoprtunity to know once and for all that his efforts at oainting Obama black did not and will never work.

    February 15, 2009 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  9. JB

    Great. My state is already rejoicing because they were going to have to make some tough decisions to overcome their 1 billion dollar deficit. Now, no cuts or decisions. Continue to run a broken state government. This is just delaying the inevitable. Thanks P. Obama. We learned nothing. And what do I have to look forward to. . . . $13 every two weeks. That will get the economy cookin! That's two bottles of mad dog!!!!

    February 15, 2009 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  10. German,Irish American

    I would bet a years wages this socialist moron President we now have does not have a clue, and has not even read, what all is in this 1071 page pork bill. Remember how good the economy was in 2006, BEFORE DEMOCRATS seized Congress with the help of Alcorn? I wonder what the economy would be like now if Congress would have listened to Bush in 2003 about Fannie and Freddie and imposed stricter regulations? But, remember, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, and the rest of the DEMOCRATS said it was a scare tactic and every thing was fine. In 2005, when Bush kept calling for more inforcement, Dumback Obama joined the his fellow DEMOCRATS in chiding the President, all the while forcing banks to give bad mortgage loans to unqualified people. Now we expect this same failed DEMOCRAT policies to get us out of this mess? This country is so screwed with this Socialist Messiah.

    February 15, 2009 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  11. Anna Milligan

    Mr. John King,
    I am such a fan of yours. My concern is that recently for the first time you seem to be reporting on only one side of the story. With Tim Russert gone we need the reporters we see everyday to show both sides of the story.
    Please rethink your recent strategy.
    Anna

    February 15, 2009 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  12. Michael

    I would like the question put to Republicans especially the Senators who and Judd Gregg, "Will the Republicans including John McCain tell their states where there is a Republican governors not to take money from the stimulus plan". If the Republican believe that they cannot serve, as did Gregg unless we agree on everything do not support the package, do not take any money from it will prove that they really believe it is bad for the nation and for the states and people they represent. This is such a farce.

    Michael
    Dallas, Texas

    February 15, 2009 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  13. Chris

    One change that Obama hasn't made is the old saying that holds especially true in politics -- "The squeaky wheel get the grease!" I know we all have political leaders, but tiny little counties like mine (pop. 30,000 or so) do not get much help from bills like this. Our unemployment rate is about 15% and growing daily. What used to be 30 plants with good jobs is now reduced to a handfull of small, underpaying plants with only 1 or 2 left that have better than average pay. Even those plants have reduced the number of jobs drastically. President Obama needs to come to Scotland County, NC if he wants to see the leading edge of recession.

    February 15, 2009 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  14. Kelsey, MD

    Good, whatever he wants, we believe in him.

    February 15, 2009 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  15. Humored In Texas

    Remember folks, the GOP caused this mess under the C- student from Yale, called people unpatriotic if they didn't go along with it and now wish to block any attempt to fix it if it isn't their plan – a plan that caused this probelm in the first place!!!

    The 2010 elections can't come fast enough for me!!! It's time to remove all the GOP from government before they finish trashing the USA!!!

    February 15, 2009 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  16. Meka

    Thank you President Obama. You are keeping to your word, in sharing this Bill with the American People.

    As of Tuesday-the Bill will have been Posted 5 Days!

    February 15, 2009 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  17. Nana68

    I have a suggestion,
    I guess the people that don't want the stimulus don't need it. They must have good jobs with good pay. What they need to do is refuse the stimulus. Go to their employer tell them they don't want the tax reduction. Then if they buy a new car or a new house they don't want the tax credits. IF they have kids in college refuse the tax credit. Then if
    they happen to get a stimulus check send it back to McCain, Boehner or Graham and tell them to put it toward the 1 trillion dollar deficit they have created for us. This is the ethical thing to do but we all know they won't do it, they will take every benefit given them and more if they can get it because thats what they do.

    February 15, 2009 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  18. jaye

    This is an honor for Denver!
    I wish he would return to Charlotte North Carolina for a town hall.... our state went Blue for him, and I'm proud to say I worked for his campaign all summer.
    I believe in him and in his agenda for our country.
    I wish all the naysayers would just go away and let him work.

    February 15, 2009 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  19. chris

    wow obama ill give it to ya you milk the pundits for brownie points like non other you know if your liked you can push your socialist agenda by these sheep without even looking back

    February 15, 2009 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  20. Trevor, SD

    When someone asked the GOP "black face'" Michael Steele, about the practices of the Republicans of not being fiscally conservative when they had control of the White House and the Congress, he said he didn't want to "look back". ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Of course we're going to look back, it's the only record we have of the GOP's hypocracy. When they were in control, they did not practice what they are preaching to us now. If I were president I would completely ignore them, but Barack is a better man than I am. That's why he's the president.

    Note to the GOP Black Face: Your party doesn't have a leg to stand on–so shut your face. It takes more than a black face, it takes brains to lead this country. Ask BARACK, he's got the brains.

    February 15, 2009 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  21. Bipartisan

    Old news CNN. This has been posted for two days. Move on.........

    February 15, 2009 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  22. a good read

    Take a time out partisans and read what Catherine Austin Fitts wrote not long ago.

    February 15, 2009 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  23. Listening to America

    Thanks Mr. President for listening to the needs of the people. You have accomplished far more for the people in your month of office than any president ever in that same amount of time.

    Good luck with the stimulus package. No matter what anyone predicts, NO ONE knows how it's going to turn out, not even the folks who got us in this predicament in the first place. (you know who you are)

    Going to church now. Your efforts to heal a nation is what I will pray about today.

    February 15, 2009 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  24. Charlie in Maine

    Is one signature enough to erase years of Republican mis-management? Probably not but when you find yourself in a deep hole the first step should be to stop digging. On Tuesday we will stop digging and start buliding a ladder.

    Dearest Republicans,

    Speaking of being in a deep hole.....you should follow my two courageous Senators and that Brave man from PA out of the hole that the right-wingnuts of your party have put you in.

    February 15, 2009 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  25. shawn

    Stay out there! This monstrosity will delay the recovery hurting America.the only positive being it will make him a one term president!

    February 15, 2009 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
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