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. Liz from Utah

    To Nana68:

    You all should read her suggestion! I am tired of the Republican morons giving their negative input in every move Obama makes.
    I really like this President and I hope he succeeds and bring the country together.

    February 15, 2009 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  2. Liz from Utah

    Tracy M.

    You Rock!! Great input!!

    February 15, 2009 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  3. Ken Sawyer

    I suppose all the flack you are getting you have stopped comments on this subject. You can fail to even acknowledge my comments if you like but you will not shut the American people up forever. Censorship is not American.

    February 15, 2009 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  4. david

    uhh, chris, if you didn't have a chance to read the package online, as you say, then how would you even know about mice being in the bill? the fact is, there is no mention whatsoever in the bill. it's un-researched misstatements and intentional lies and rumors like these that cause many people, including myself, to just be sad about how ignorant people are – especially the very people this bill is intended to help. all these funny little earmarks we keep hearing about amount to less than 1% of the package. wake up!

    February 15, 2009 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  5. Ken Sawyer

    What happened to the other comment about the use of taxpayers money to ferry the president to Denver? Corporate America has been castigated for its use of jets to fly all over the country while this man who says we are in such bad shape can tool to Denver with all of his media elite and all of his security bunch at taxpayers expense.

    February 15, 2009 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  6. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    More Obama PR for a traditionally partisan and highly socialistic barrel of pork which overshadow its truly stimulative parts . Use Air Force One for work, not "outside-the-Beltway" photo opportunities.

    February 15, 2009 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  7. Obama Cares

    I trust President Obama, the last administration almost destroyed our country, in time President Obama will get our honor and stability back.

    February 15, 2009 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  8. Dawn

    it is on the internet, it has been and some of you are still angry, why. Can you tell me, do you love when Bush's Administration was extremely secretive about their actions? Or do you like to talk on the phone and fearing that BIG BROTHER listening to everything you say and watching everything you do, including the internet. The US Constitution says you have freedom of Speech. Oh yeah that page was used as toilet paper in that Administration.

    February 15, 2009 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  9. Ken Sawyer

    You can not post all the comments againest this trip in a month and you know it. As I have said before you are not journalist you are creators of news.

    February 15, 2009 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  10. Anon

    chris ludlow February 15th, 2009 10:45 am ET ..........

    WHAT HAPPENED TO THE 5 DAY WAITING PERIOD BEFORE ANY MAJOR LEGISLATION IS SIGNED?

    thought we would have the chance to 'read' it on-line? no transparency this time folks. just another example of the lying sack of crap this presdent is. but…at least nancy got $30,000,000 for her field mice. yes people….A MOUSE. look it up and read all about it. utterly amazing.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Why don't you go back and read it. Come back and show where the "mouse' program is on the bill ....

    Stop regurgitating what's spit out by the gop and militant talk show hosts that you watch and listen .... get a grip and be an adult!

    How many times have you posted the same message on these boards?

    February 15, 2009 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  11. Buckeye

    Too bad he chose Caterpillar for this event. That corporation is the target of boycott campaign directed against apartheid Israel.

    February 15, 2009 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  12. David

    I agree with Tracey that we need something. However, this bill is pure junk and wasting our tax dollars. Everyone needs to sit down and read what is being funded with it. We need a bill that stimulates spending in this country. Free school lunches should be packaged with a separate bill. Unless, you are a PHD working on a big research project, this bill does little to promote economic spending. I seriously doubt the many unemployed are looking to obtain theire doctorates degree in physics anytime soon. Again, I ask that we put our party differences aside and urge Congress and the President to scrap this bill for one that promotes true infrastructure jobs. Research and unemployment items need to be moved to another bill aimed at furthering advancement and training for the long term.

    February 15, 2009 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  13. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    RICH REPUBLICANS WANT OBAMA TO DO NOTHING TO HELP THOSE OF US IN NEED, BUT ONLY TO CONTINUE THE WEALTH OF THE RICH. JOHN MCCAIN SITS BACK EASY IN HIS 8 HOUSES WHILE ARIZONA, HIS STATE, HAS THE 2ND HIGHEST FORECLOSURES. HE HAS NEVER DONE ANYTHING FOR ARIZONA SO DON'T EXPECT HIM TO DO ANYTHING FOR THE REST OF THE COUNTRY. MCCAIN IS A THEIF AND LIAR AND ARIZONA WON'T VOTE HIM BACK IN OFFICE.

    February 15, 2009 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  14. linda

    Thank you for standing your ground,you are not weak or afraid of anyone or anything,but your enemies are-keep your friends close and your enemies closer MR.PRESIDENT OBAMA-God is on your side & no one can go wrong with the good master is for you. Rock on MR.PRESIDENT be content and God Bless,for he will take care of you and us.

    February 15, 2009 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  15. larry sinclair

    Oh crap here he comes again. We in Colorado have seen enough of Barry for a few lifetimes. Stay in Chicago with Blago Obama.

    February 15, 2009 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  16. Nikole

    I want all of those that don't agree with this bill to ignore the tax cuts next year and pay what you would have w/o this bill. Return your $13 bucks a week to the treasury dept. Don't apply for any of the jobs being created. Sit and sulk somewhere being negative about everything. Take no benefit from this bill.

    February 15, 2009 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  17. Nita Gonzalaez

    This comment is for CNN. I wish you would give us news that is global instead of repeats of everything the other news gives. I watched Link the other day and they had quite a bit about Russia etc. It was interesting and something I enjoyed.

    Just a comment a about Obama stimulus bill. Unfortunately he has lots to learn in picking people to help him. I'm really disappointed at this junction. But time will tell, I'm not turned off. He is right for the job now.

    February 15, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  18. linda

    It seems the repubs are or have no plan or action,all they can do is try to make our president look bad,because they are still doing bad things and looking ridiculous-they must remember they too have to answer to the american people when time comes for them to be reelected for they did not vote for the package,& this will hurt them in the long run,they are still being vendictive towards our presd.but it's ok,because while they are digging one ditch for someone they better be digging two another one for themselves-,for we will be alright,it may take awhile but at least bush is not in the chair anymore,for if he were,,these united states would fold over and over- dag it already has folded ,because of GWBUSH,his legacy is wacked,I wouldn't buy a book nor anything that has to do with him ever. STOP WHINNING REPUBLICANS & get your act together if you can-reach out to the other party and stop trying to be more than what u are.

    February 15, 2009 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  19. Texas Teacher

    GEZUZ PETE.... I am so sick of hearing these dowdy old republicans wringing their lily white hands as though they have nothing whatsoever to do with this mess we are in... I guess they think if they keep sayng it long enough and loud enough, we believe them! Get out of the way you old fossils! You screwed the American People for 8 years and more.... Now you want us to believe actuallly is the Dems! You voted in Lock Step with Bush for *8* years! You are as much to blame for this mess as he is. And there is no way we are going to trust you to get us out of YOUR Mess!

    February 15, 2009 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  20. Texas Teacher

    You better check and see who took out what! It is just the repubs to say they it is the Dems when we know absolutely that are lying. Just forget them..... let's get something done. They will fight that tooth and nail...... so LET THEM..... we do not need them.... once they see that.... they might get their act together and decide to work with Obama instead of against him!

    February 15, 2009 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  21. Carolyn Jones

    He can go and sign it anywhere in the country; his going out proves he is "for the people" anyone not able to see that lacks common sense; but anyone swayed constantly by media, republicans and anyone with any comment which lacks factual basis would not be able to comprehend what is going on; The President, unlike the last ones we have have in History – is making every effort to change the way things are done -–Moving Toward The American People

    February 15, 2009 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  22. Ed

    Where is the Hallibuton billions that Dick Cheney asked for ? Halliburton got its cut in the billions for Iraq with previous spending plans - where is Halliburton's cut now?

    The $10 trillion debt left by the Bush/Republican administration and now we are about to increase that by almost 1 trillion - that's almost 10%

    February 15, 2009 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  23. Carla

    For me it is wait and see/although according to David Axlerod Americans will see signs that the stimulus is working pretty quickly. He then went on to say that the economy will get much worse and that unemployment will continue to rise as the bill is implemented. I realize this is huge and implemantation is quite involved but I truly thought that the reason the last Senator returned from his mothers wake before the funeral was so that once signed the shovel ready infrastructure that Maxine Waters stated this am on MTP which is the basis for job creation of the bill would move at least by summer.

    Well I hope this helps get folks back to work/I have cut my corners so much they are round now but will continue to do so/have to pay that mortage on the 1st every month. Of course there is also my taxes due on the 15th of April. But as Donna Brazille said this morning at least with that extra 13. per week that will help.

    February 15, 2009 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  24. bev

    People are so weird. You're complaining about this stimulus package which could potentially touch YOUR lives, when you allowed the Republic administration to give away $700 billion dollars to the banking industry while you sat back, watched and cheered. Are you stupid, uninformed, or so partisan that you can't sort out reason from right-wing party line? Get a grip!

    February 15, 2009 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  25. Independant Vet

    CHRIS , YOU ARE MY KIND OF MAN . PUT IT AS IT IS.

    I ALSO ADD , THAT ALL THIS FLYING AROUND . IS VERY POOR JUDGEMENT. FOR YAKING THE S O S , OVER AND OVER . TIMES I DO NOT THINK HE GETS IT. THE COUNTRY IS B R O K E . WHAT IS THE COST OF EACH AN EVERY ONE OF THESE TRIPS. AN WE HAVE PEOPLE BEGGING FOR SHELTER AN FOOD.

    AN ONE OF HIS ADMISTRATION , ALL HE KNEW THIS MORNING WAS , AHH UH AN AH , SO MANY TIMES THAT EVEN CRIS WALLACE WAS GETTING HOOKED ON TALKING LIKE THAT. VERY DISTRBUING, EASY CLICK # SHUT THE TV OFF.

    WAKE UP BARRACK , WE ARE OVER 12.8 TRILLION IN DEBT.

    February 15, 2009 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
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