Reporting from Washington — President-elect Barack Obama is preparing to lead a full-scale marketing blitz to pass the massive new stimulus package that he says is needed to revive the slumping economy and put the nation on the course he laid out during his campaign.Barack Obama
A House vote on the bill may come the week of Jan. 12, the leadership aide said. A Senate timetable is less certain.
By invoking the threat of a filibuster, the Senate could delay passage. So for Obama to win swift adoption, a Senate aide said, Republican collaboration is essential.
"We expect to move as quickly as possible, but in the end it depends on what kind of cooperation we get from Republicans," said Jim Manley, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
"Obama plans to campaign for economic stimulus package"
Peter Nicholas (LA Times):