"Mr. Obama’s new plan [separate from the stimulus] is different because it would focus on a “long-term vision” as well as create jobs in the near term.
It was not included in the original $787 billion stimulus program in early 2009 because the administration and Congressional Democratic leaders wanted to pass that package as quickly as possible, given how rapidly the economy was sinking in the weeks before Mr. Obama took office. Changes in the way public projects are determined and financed would have met resistance in the large committees of Congress that have jurisdiction."
I am wondering if the article is talking about renewing SAFETEA-LU, which was started under Bush but was not renewed under Obama?
What are your thoughts?