June 8th, 2012
02:42 PM ET
New York (CNNMoney) – Citing economic headwinds from Europe, President Obama asked lawmakers on Friday to revive a set of long ago-discarded legislative proposals designed to stimulate the economy.
The initiatives, first proposed in September, include investments in infrastructure, tax breaks for small businesses and funding for teachers, firefighters and other public sector workers.
Congressional Republicans declined to pass the measures last year, and until recently, the Obama administration had joined them in moving on to other debates.
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