January 15, 2009: Obama receives boost ahead of assuming presidency (AFP)

  • "It will contain the kind of strict, independent oversight that will allow the American people to hold Washington accountable for how and where their tax dollars are spent," the president-elect said in a statement.
  • "This is the first time Republicans and the American people have seen any specifics on the proposal congressional Democrats intend to pass, and what we're seeing is disappointing," he said.