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President Obama’s Weekly Address: 2/07/09

In the weekly address for Saturday, February 7, 2009, President Barack Obama commends the progress the Senate has made on moving the recovery plan forward, and urged its completion.

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President Obama’s Weekly Address: 2/07/09

In the weekly address for Saturday, February 7, 2009, President Barack Obama commends the progress the Senate has made on moving the recovery plan forward, and urged its completion.

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>Senate Dems set Feb. 13 goal for stimulus

>The Hill – Democratic senators have set a goal of Feb. 13 to pass an $800 billion economic stimulus package proposed by President-elect Obama.

Senate Democrats said they made significant progress during a rare two-hour Sunday meeting with Lawrence Summers, a senior Obama aide who will head the National Economic Council.

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), vice chairman of the Democratic conference, told reporters that Obama’s economic team was proceeding with the stimulus in the “right way.”
“They put together a broad outline and are asking us to fill in the details,” said Schumer. “We could get it to the president’s desk by the 13th, which is our deadline.”

Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, applauded the incoming Obama administration’s response to criticism its proposal received on Capitol Hill last week.

“It is very clear that they’ve listened and heard and are working to respond,” said Conrad. “They’re not defensive and arguing back.”

Conrad said he received a call from Summers on Friday after he criticized Obama’s proposal to include several tax incentives such as a $3,000 tax credit to employers for each new hire.

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Senate Dems set Feb. 13 goal for stimulus

The Hill – Democratic senators have set a goal of Feb. 13 to pass an $800 billion economic stimulus package proposed by President-elect Obama.

Senate Democrats said they made significant progress during a rare two-hour Sunday meeting with Lawrence Summers, a senior Obama aide who will head the National Economic Council.

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), vice chairman of the Democratic conference, told reporters that Obama’s economic team was proceeding with the stimulus in the “right way.”
“They put together a broad outline and are asking us to fill in the details,” said Schumer. “We could get it to the president’s desk by the 13th, which is our deadline.”

Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, applauded the incoming Obama administration’s response to criticism its proposal received on Capitol Hill last week.

“It is very clear that they’ve listened and heard and are working to respond,” said Conrad. “They’re not defensive and arguing back.”

Conrad said he received a call from Summers on Friday after he criticized Obama’s proposal to include several tax incentives such as a $3,000 tax credit to employers for each new hire.

Read More >>> Here


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Filed under Barack Obama, Economic Stimulus Package, Feb.13th, National Economic Council, President-Elect, Senate Democrats, tax credits, The Hill, US. Sen. Chuck Shumer