From the Vault: President Obama visits Capitol Hill
As President Obama travels to Capitol Hill to meet with Republicans and Democrats to negotiate a budget compromise, we look in our Vault to 2009 when the president headed to the Hill only a week after his inauguration. With the Senate and House both controlled by Democrats, the president met with Republicans to garner bipartisan support for the $787 billion economic stimulus package. The House passed the bill without any Republican support the next day. On our January 30, 2009 show, Alexis Simendinger and John Dickerson talked about the effort at bipartisanship.