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President Obama speaks to reporters in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, to highlight a new report on the impact of his $50 billion infrastructure-investment proposal. Onstage with Mr. Obama are (from left) Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama (C) speaks alongside Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (R) and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as he delivers a statement on transportation infrastructure, in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, October 11, 2010. UPI/Kevin Dietsch

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President Barack Obama, left, speaks to reporters in the Rose Garden to highlight a new report on the impact of his $50 billion infrastructure-investment proposal, Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 at the White House in Washington. With Obama are from left to right, former Secretaries of Transportation Samuel Skinner and Norman Mineta, Secretary of Treasury Timonthy Geithner, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Gov. Ed Rendell, D-Penn., and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama, left, speaks to reporters in the Rose Garden to highlight a new report on the impact of his $50 billion infrastructure-investment proposal, Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 at the White House in Washington. With Obama are from left to right, former Secretaries of Transportation Samuel Skinner, Norman Mineta and Secretary of Treasury Timonthy Geithner. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama points upwards as he walks back to the Oval Office after speaking to reporters in the Rose Garden to highlight a new report on the impact of his $50 billion infrastructure-investment proposal, Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 at the White House in Washington. Walking ahead of Obama are from left to right, Secretary of Treasury Timonthy Geithner, former Secretaries of Transportation Norman Mineta and Samuel Skinner. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama puts his arm around Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood as they walk back into the Oval Office after Obama delivered a statement on transportation infrastructure, in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, October 11, 2010. UPI/Kevin Dietsch

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ASSOCIATED PRESS "We need a new majority in Congress that will stand up to President Obama and insist that he starts listening to the American people," House Minority Leader John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, said at a rally at a manufacturing facility in his home state.

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President Obama stands with outgoing National Security Adviser James Jones, left, and his replacement, Tom Donilon, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 8, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS "As long as I'm your president and Martin O'Malley is your governor, we will not allow politicians ... to sacrifice your education for tax cuts we cannot afford," President Obama said at a campaign rally for Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on Thursday at a rally at Bowie State University.

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Silvestre Reyes, Texas Democrat, watches as President Obama signs the Intelligence Authorization Bill, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington . (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Obama waves from Air Force One upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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President Obama salutes in October 2009 at Dover Air Force Base, Del., as a team carries the transfer case containing the remains of Army Sgt. Dale R. Griffin of Terre Haute, Ind., who died in Afghanistan. Impatience and uncertainty are rife on all sides on the war's ninth anniversary. (Associated Press)

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President Obama stands with Phil and Maureen Miller, parents of Army Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller, on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, in the East Room of the White House in Washington as the soldier posthumously is awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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In this Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009 file picture, President Barack Obama, right, salutes as a carry team walks with the transfer case containing the remains of Army Sgt. Dale R. Griffin of Terre Haute, Ind., who died in Afghanistan according to the Department of Defense, during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

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**FILE** In this photo from May 6, 2009, President Obama speaks to reporters after his meeting with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai (left) and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari in the Grand Foyer of the White House. (Associated Press)

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President Obama speaks at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Obama looks over his podium after the presidential seal fell off of it while he was speaking at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Obama is accompanied by Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., at a White House summit where he announced a plan to link community colleges with potential employers. (Associated Press)

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President Obama speaks Tuesday during the White House Summit on Community Colleges in the East Room of the White House. (Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS President Obama is accompanied by Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., at a White House summit where he announced a plan to link community colleges with potential employers.