On Feb. 13, Craig Silvertooth, the Center for Environmental
Innovation in Roofing's executive director, and I attended the
White House signing ceremony for H.R. 5140, the Recovery Rebates
and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act of 2008. The
signing was in the East Room where the president was surrounded by
congressional leaders of both political parties.
This scenario is playing out as Democrats attempt to pass a
federal budget for fiscal year 2009, which begins Oct. 1, and
struggle for a cohesive approach to "reconciliation" and
"pay-as-you-go" (or "PAYGO") rules.
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