Obama to Turn Up the Heat on Congress

Saturday, 21 Feb 2009 11:50 AM

By Stewart Stogel

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Fresh from victory in getting Congress to approve his controversial economic stimulus program, President Barack Obama is wasting no time making sure that it is put into effect.

On Monday, the White House will convene what it terms a fiscal summit, where "a frank discussion will be held on how we can address the long-term fiscal problems facing the nation."

Officially called the Fiscal Responsibility Summit, the two-day conclave will have more than 130 participants, including the Democratic and Republican congressional leadership.

It will conclude with an "unusual" address by Obama before a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday evening. The meeting was orchestrated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in a letter sent to the White House, a copy of which was obtained by Newsmax.

Among the noted participants at the presidential summit will be Arizona Sen. John McCain and Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moodys.com.

In addition to Obama, other participants include the vice president; Robert Greenstein, executive director of the Center on Budget and Priorities; and Peter Oszag, director of the Office of Management and Budget.

According to the White House, issues such as health care, Social Security procurement, taxes and revenues will be discussed.

Also on Tuesday, the president will officially welcome his first foreign guest to Washington, Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso.

On Sunday evening, the president hosts a private White House dinner for the nation's governors. On Monday, Obama will address the National Governors Association winter meeting in Washington, D.C.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Visa Inquiry May Hurt GOP's Mike Rounds in SD Senate Race

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 07:46 AM

The Senate prospects of Republican former governor Mike Rounds may have been hurt by FBI's confirmation that the bureau  . . .

Karl Rove: Obamacare Proving to Be Dems Undoing in Midterms

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 07:22 AM

Obamacare is such a political millstone that Republicans need to do very little for voters to hold Democrats responsible . . .

NY Governor Hopefuls Debate Economy, Leadership

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 22:20 PM

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican challenger traded insults and clashed over the economy and corruption duri . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved