Democrats Push Second Stimulus Package

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Democrats are trying to push a second stimulus package through congress.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., accompanied by House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio, gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, after the House approved and economic stimulus package. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)

Washington (AP) Democrats are trying to push a second stimulus package through congress.

Democratic leaders hope to pass a 50-billion-dollar stimulus package before the elections, but the White House has no interest in a package this time.

House speaker Nancy Pelosi says it's clear a second stimulus package is needed. The aim would be to get people back to work by rebuilding the nation's infrastructure.

The plan also extends jobless benefits and provides heating subsidies, but it would also add to the nation's already near-record deficit.

The White House and Republicans in congress say offshore gas and oil drilling and several trade bills are a better way to boost the economy.

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