WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is seeking to build
public support for his $447 billion jobs plan before formally
sending the bill to Congress Monday.
The president will promote the jobs plan, which focuses on tax
cuts and new spending, during an event in the Rose Garden Monday at
10:40 a.m. He will send the bill to Congress later in the day.
Obama will be joined in the Rose Garden by teachers, police
officers and firefighters, all of whom the White House says would
benefit from the bill's passage.
Obama will also be traveling across the country to rally support
for the package he unveiled last week. He will visit Ohio Tuesday
and North Carolina Wednesday to ask voters to pressure lawmakers to
pass the bill.