Stimulus Unlikely Before Inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) - The broad economic stimulus package
President-elect Barack Obama is pushing for will not be ready for
his signature the day he takes office.
That had been the goal, but House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer
has told "Fox News Sunday" Democratic leaders now hope to get the
package approved in the House by the end of the month. If things go
as leadership plans, that would put the stimulus package on track
for passage in the Senate by mid-February.
Obama meets today with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to talk about the massive spending plan.
The president-elect also has a separate meeting scheduled with
the entire Democratic and Republican leadership teams.

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