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Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the signing of the $787 billion economic stimulus plan, which President Barack Obama says has created jobs and allowed the U.S. to make a landmark investment in clean energy.
The White House says the $787 billion program helped fund nearly 2 million jobs, turning around the lagging economy in some places.
At a Maryland training facility Tuesday, President Obama said his administration has already made "the largest investment in clean energy in history, as part of the recovery act, an investment that is expected to create more than 700,000 jobs."
At a campaign stop Monday, Obama's former presidential rival, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), said the plan had no bipartisan support and that "[Republicans] were never consulted on the stimulus package."