President Barack Obama says government investment in clean-energy projects can help put Americans back to work.
Obama on Tuesday said he wants to expand the initial $787 billion economic stimulus package that included funding for so-called green jobs. He says so many good ideas were pitched that many did not make the cut.
Obama says those left-behind projects should be included in a jobs package he broadly outlined in a speech to a think tank. The president says the clean-energy projects create jobs, save money and help the environment.
Obama also says the clean-energy projects will draw private investment quickly.