[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/POLITICS/02/11/borger.obama/art.obama.news.gi.jpg caption="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.