Obama's Remarks at Stimulus Bill Signing

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.


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.


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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