(Springfield, VA) -- Money for highways and bridges will create jobs.
President Obama took that message to a highway construction site in northern Virginia.
Obama made another strong pitch for an aggressive economic stimulus package.
He said infrastructure spending, including money for mass transit and dams, is a key part of the more than 800-billion-dollar stimulus.
Senate and House negotiators are trying to hammer-out a compromise stimulus that Obama could sign by next week.
Obama stressed that the "time for talk" has passed.
The President said an investment of roughly $100-billion from the stimulus would create nearly 400-thousand jobs, rebuilding roads, railways and "dangerously-deficient dams, bridges and levees." Virginia Democratic Governor Tim Kaine joined Obama at the construction site.
Kaine is also the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
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