Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and policy assistant to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, told reporters Wednesday to expect the Obama administration to quickly propose an economic stimulus package costing a minimum of $150 billion but “more likely” in the $300 billion range. “An economic recovery plan will be the first thing out of the box,” he said.

The money would go for infrastructure projects including roads and bridges, public transit, and items in line with President-elect Barack Obama’s plan to spend $150 billion over 10 years on renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.