Washington (AP) The United Auto Workers Union is welcoming the Bush Administration's vow to prevent the possible failure of any U.S. Automakers in the next few weeks.
After the Senate last night rejected a $14 billion rescue plan for the industry, the White House today says the economy “could not withstand a body blow” that a “disorderly bankruptcy in the auto industry” would create. Bush Press Secretary Dana Perino says
Congress doesn't “have the votes to do anything,” so the White House will have to consider other options.
The Treasury Department says it “will stand ready to prevent an imminent failure until congress reconvenes” and takes action.
Tapping the $700 billion financial rescue is one of the few remaining options for General Motors and Chrysler, which have said they could run out of cash within weeks.