Obama Briefing Bipartisan Congressional Leaders On His Latest Economic Plan


Before heading to Oslo to scoop up his Nobel Peace Prize, President Obama will talk to members of Congress about jobs, jobs, jobs.

Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will huddle in the Cabinet Room with key lawmakers to outline “next steps for growing the economy and creating jobs.”

Yesterday Obama detailed ways to spend some of the leftover TARP funds to stimulate the economy and create jobs.

He said the money would go to small businesses, for infrastructure investment to improve highways, bridges and airports and a new rebate for homeowners dubbed “cash for caulkers” to reward people who retrofit their homes to be more energy efficient.

Obama’s economic adviser Christina Romer told reporters yesterday that jobs is the constant refrain at the White House.

“The president asks us nearly every day are we doing enough on jobs,” she said.

The White House’s list of today’s expected attendees after the jump.

Senator Harry Reid, D-NV, Majority Leader
Senator Dick Durbin, D-IL, Majority Whip
Senator Chuck Schumer, D-NY, Vice Chair of the Democratic Conference
Senator Patty Murray, D-WA, Secretary of the Democratic Conference
Senator Byron Dorgan, D-ND, Chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee
Senator Mitch McConnell, R-KY, Republican Leader
Senator Judd Gregg, R-NH, Ranking Member, Budget Committee
Senator Mike Enzi, R-WY, Ranking Member, HELP Committee
Senator Chuck Grassley, R-IA, Ranking Member, Finance Committee
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA
Representative Steny Hoyer, D-MD, Majority Leader
Representative James Clyburn, D-SC, Majority Whip
Representative Chris Van Hollen, D-MD, Assistant to the Speaker
Representative Xavier Becerra, D-CA, Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman
Representative John Boehner, R-OH, Republican Leader
Representative Eric Cantor, R-VA, Republican Whip
Representative Mike Pence, R-IN, Republican Conference Chair
Representative Dave Camp, R-MI, Ranking Member, Ways & Means Committee

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