Pelosi: Economy May Force Congress to Return

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Congress may need to go back into session to pass an economic stimulus package worth about $150 billion.

Pelosi, who was in Denver Wednesday to tour a hospital, praised the Federal Reserve's decision to cut a key interest rate by a half percentage point but said more needs to be done.

Pelosi says the nation needs a stimulus package to create jobs by investing in infrastructure and to provide food stamps and unemployment insurance for people who have lost their jobs.

She says President Bush recently vetoed a $60 billion package, but because the economy is weakening, a $150 billion package is probably needed now.

His trial is scheduled for Jan. 12.

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