Obama To Lobby GOP Lawmakers On Stimulus

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Washington (AP) President Barack Obama travels to Capitol Hill Today to lobby republicans on his stimulus plan.

The president wants to impress upon republicans the urgency of the moment. He says it calls for “swift and extraordinary action.” But Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says Obama also wants to listen, as GOP lawmakers demand more tax cuts and less spending.

Last night, several officials said House Democrats are likely to jettison Family Planning funds for the low-income from the bill. Republicans have criticized that as an example of wasteful spending that won’t create jobs or otherwise improve the economy.

Whether the move succeeds in gaining votes is unclear, particularly in the house, where the GOP leadership has advanced an alternative that consists almost exclusively of tax cuts.

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