January 13th, 2009
09:07 AM ET
11 years ago

Obama on Capitol Hill today

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Two Democratic sources tell CNN that President-elect Obama will be on Capitol Hill today to meet with Senate Democrats at their weekly policy luncheon — to make his case for how he wants to spend the second half of the $700 billion in TARP funds and to push his economic stimulus package.

A transition source confirms to CNN that Obama wanted to go one last time before becoming president, and says he’ll go to the Republican lunch sometime after Inauguration Day.

Related: Obama to make case on bailout

Filed under: Congress • President-elect Obama
soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. Change,what change?

    I give Obama a very short leash,because I didnt like either candidate,and picked what seemed to be the lesser of two evils.Im sure im not alone.He better get it right or he will find many of us wanting an anullment.Anyone who is a partisan in todays world really doesnt have a clue.Both parties are owned by the same money changers.

    January 13, 2009 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  2. Jan

    Ken, there will be plenty of time for Obama to "screw up". careful what you wish for. Not everyone has your confidence in your saviour.

    January 13, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  3. WELCOME TO THE OBAMA SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!



    THEN WHATS NEXT?????????

    January 13, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  4. August


    January 13, 2009 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  5. Neiki

    I got an idea...Why not give the money directly to the struggling tax payer? Duh! After all, isn't it the tax payer's money? Imagine, give back to the tax payer the excessive taxes you've taken from him so he can lower the rate of his mortgage (or pay the debt in arrears & start fresh) instead of giving it to banks who won't give the tax payer a loan or reduce the interest rate so they can actually afford their home. Imagine, give the money back to the tax payer so he/she can buy a new car (or better yet, pay off the current vehicle debt.) Or give the money to the businesses who are shutting down because they can't pay their employees so they can make payroll & continue to make & sell their products. (And who knows, these employees may even be able to buy products, food, gasoline & pay their bills.) I mean, really!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This isn't rocket science!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 13, 2009 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  6. bsmith171

    not a clue as to what to do,

    January 13, 2009 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  7. American45

    I felt safe on GWB's watch – I no longer feel that way with an empty suit who thinks he can have tea with people who hate us and our freedom, want nothing else but to either kill us or own us.

    January 13, 2009 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  8. steve

    maybe mr bush can give some 700 pardons out like clinton did in his last days....at least he wasnt getting a monica in the oval office...and how long do u think this will last with the savior being the end of all the countries ills...i give it the first attack on america in 7 years and alll of u will be up in arms for him to do something and he wont know what do do without his telepromter

    January 13, 2009 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  9. Veronica

    one week and counting!!

    January 13, 2009 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  10. Brian From Fort Mill, SC

    Never mind that January 20 crap. I'm calling him President Obama, starting today.

    And if you don't like it... TOUGH!!!

    January 13, 2009 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  11. Meh

    Yeah, it makes no sense, Ken. Bush has basically "left the building" and Obama can't do anything until Jan. 20th. So...we don't have a president until then?? I don't recall any of "changing of the guard" being like this.
    What else is new, though...Bush seems to always disappear when the going gets tough.

    January 13, 2009 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  12. Arden

    The more the GOP refuses to step up to the plate to help get Pres. Obama's stimulis package going the worse they will look in 2010. (as if they can look any worse). I hope that Pres. Obama doesn't forget the promise he made about cutting taxes on social security. (Border Security-two very important words)

    January 13, 2009 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
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