President-elect Barack Obama is expected to begin working on passing an economic stimulus package, possibly even before he takes office.

Congress will begin a lame-duck session later this month in which it is expected to consider a short-term stimulus package to boost the economy. "We have a stimulus package on the table that I hope Republicans in the Senate will allow to be taken up in a lame-duck session," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

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