Published: Feb 28, 2012 11:35 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is likely to remind an auto workers convention that automakers have made a comeback and that one factor is the government bailout of the industry.
 
The president will speak today at a United Auto Workers conference in Washington.
 
Obama will also likely remind the workers that GOP critics -- including White House challengers -- opposed the bailout. That's what he did last month while visiting the Washington auto show.
 
Opponents say helping Detroit dig out came at the expense of sinking billions in tax dollars. Today's appearance comes on the same day Michigan and Arizona hold primaries.