As President-elect Barack Obama prepares to assume the presidency on Tuesday, among his top priorities will be to get Congress to pass his agenda for spending projects that are meant to give an economic boost to the nation.

The spending measures have been made possible because of the difficult circumstance the country faces.

The U.S. Congress has proposed an $825 billion spending and tax cut plan which exceeds Obama's proposal of $755 billion.

Congress also approved the second half of a $700 billion bailout fund for Obama to use to help ailing financial firms.