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Proposal in House Fires Up Debate

Publication Date: 1/21/2009
Author: Tom Ichniowski and Pam Hunter
Format: HTML

In his Jan. 20 inaugural address, President Barack Obama focused on broad themes, asking his vast audience to “begin again the work of remaking America.” He said the economy needs “action, bold and swift” and then got more specific, talking about building “roads and bridges and electric grids.” That phrase no doubt grabbed the attention of recession-wounded construction officials who hope that their immediate priority, an infrastructure-oriented economic stimulus bill, also will rise to the front of the new President’s agenda.

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