January 2, 2009: Obama Plans Bipartisan Meeting on Economic Stimulus (CQPolitics.com)

  • "Let's be clear: it is essential that this legislation be debated in a fair, open, and honest way," Boehner said. "Congress should have public hearings in the appropriate committees, the text of the measure should be made available online for the American people to review for at least one week, and it should be free from special-interest earmarks."