Obama Adamant Economic Stimulus Package Signed By President’s Day

By Jennifer Parker

Jan 6, 2009 6:58pm

A lot of work went on behind the scenes in Washington today on President-elect Barack Obama’s economic stimulus package.

I’ve been told to expect the bill to be introduced in Congress probably on Monday.

Hearings and markups for the bill are expected in the House and the Senate as early as next week.

Votes are expected to begin in the House shortly after Obama is inaugurated on Jan. 20th.

Obama is signaling a lot of flexibility in these meetings he’s having with congressional leaders about the details of the bill.

But the one thing he’s adamant about is timing. The president-elect wants this bill on his desk for signature by President’s Day on Feb. 16.

–George Stephanopoulos

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