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Obama's Remarks at Stimulus Bill Signing

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President Obama signed into law a $787 billion economic stimulus plan called the 'American Recovery and Reinvestment Act' Tuesday at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, a setting intended to underscore the new law's role in creating clean-energy jobs. Video by AP

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009; 4:00 PM

COLORADO GOV. BILL RITTER (D): Thank you. Good afternoon. I'm Bill Ritter, governor of the great state of Colorado.

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(APPLAUSE)

It is my distinct honor and privilege to welcome the president and the vice president of the United States to Denver, Colorado, for this historic bill signing.

(APPLAUSE)

Two months ago, I joined governors from all across America at a meeting in Philadelphia with then President-elect Obama and Vice President-elect Biden.

They wanted to hear from the nation's governors about how the economy was hurting people in our states, how families were struggling, how children were being impacted.


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