Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., a contender for the Democratic nomination for president, endorsed a bill introduced in August by Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., which would establish a national infrastructure bank that could issue up to $60 billion of taxable tax-credit bonds to help finance publicly owned projects.

Obama mentioned the infrastructure bank idea — but not Dodd — in a Feb. 13 speech delivered in Wisconsin touting his economic agenda. According to the Library of Congress’ Thomas legislation tracking system, Obama became a co-sponsor of the Dodd bill on Feb. 14.

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