Ahead of Vote, Obama Makes Plea for Stimulus

Urges 'bold, swift' action, promises transparency
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 28, 2009 12:09 PM CST
President Barack Obama sits with Xerox Chairman and CEO Anne Mulcahy, as he meets with business leaders to discuss the economy, Jan. 28, 2009, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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(Newser) – President Obama made one final pitch for his stimulus package ahead of the House vote on the bill later today. After an introduction from a pair of CEOs, Obama took the stage to urge “bold and swift” action. He said he understood skepticism about the “size and scale” of the bill but promised considerable transparency. Earlier, he said he was confident the measure would pass.