Analysis: economic proposals face tough tests

Wednesday - 9/8/2010, 10:31am EDT

Ian Swanson, News Editor, The Hill

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President Obama is proposing $50 billion dollars in new federal spending on transportation systems to boost the sagging economy. The president today will also detail a tax plan to help businesses. But first, all of this must face the test of Congress, which returns from recess early next week. They're coming back to a plate full of other initiatives and unapproved federal budget bills. Here with details on what Congress will tackle first is Ian Swanson, News Editor at The Hill.