Some long-time committee heads are replaced in order to advance Obama’s agenda.
The president-elect also pushes for a $25 billion bailout of the auto industry before he takes office.
A government mired in debt combined with a recession will make the path to recovery difficult for the president-elect.
But they fall short of the 60 Senate seats needed to overcome filibusters and end gridlock.
Many economists agree another stimulus package is necessary. Some are skeptical about its benefits.
But this plan is likely to be aimed at people and areas hit hard by the slump.