Obama to sign stimulus bill in Denver | AspenTimes.com

Obama to sign stimulus bill in Denver

DENVER President Barack Obama is coming to Colorado to sign the most important bill of his young presidency.Obama plans to sign the newly passed $787 billion economic stimulus bill in Denver on Tuesday.The Denver Museum of Nature & Science told patrons it would be the site of the signing. Further details weren’t immediately announced Saturday, but the visit was previously announced as part of Obama’s tour to convince Americans that the stimulus plan will get the job done. His schedule listed a visit to Phoenix on Wednesday to talk about home foreclosures.Last week, Obama hit four states in four days to talk up the plan. Obama and his family are spending the President’s Day weekend in their hometown of Chicago.The visit to Denver Tuesday will be Obama’s first as president, but he spent a great deal of time in Colorado as a candidate.Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for president at Invesco Field at Mile-High Stadium in August, and he gave a campaign speech to what would be his largest domestic crowd of the campaign in Denver in late October. At that speech, some 100,000 people spilled out of Civic Center Park to hear Obama’s address.Obama last visited Colorado on Nov. 1, the Saturday before Election Day, where he spoke to a rally in Pueblo.Obama went on to become the first Democrat since 1992 to win in Colorado, handily taking the state’s nine electoral votes against Republican John McCain.On Saturday Obama celebrated the newly passed $787 billion economic stimulus bill as a “major milestone on our road to recovery.” The bill passed Friday.Speaking in his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama said, “I will sign this legislation into law shortly, and we’ll begin making the immediate investments necessary to put people back to work doing the work America needs done.”At the same time, he cautioned, “This historic step won’t be the end of what we do to turn our economy around, but rather the beginning. The problems that led us into this crisis are deep and widespread, and our response must be equal to the task.”

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