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Recovery plan draws bipartisan objections in the House

WASHINGTON (KWWL) - President Barack Obama's economic recovery isn't getting the Republican support he'd hoped for as it begins moving through the House.

Some Democrats are also expressing frustration that the $825 billion measure doesn't do enough to rebuild America's crumbling infrastructure. Just $30 billion is reserved for highway repair and construction.

An Oregon Democrat, Congressman Peter DeFazio, says the measure doesn't cover "short-term needs" and doesn't deal with long-term problems in "any meaningful way."

Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Obama is making an effort at bipartisanship by meeting with the congressional leaders from both parties tomorrow and with House Republicans next week.

Two House panels are preparing the package for a floor vote as soon as next week.

Online Executive Producer Nate Leding

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