Pelosi Says Economy May Force Congress To Return

DENVER (AP) -- Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California says Congress needs to pass a second economic stimulus package worth 150 billion dollars because of the faltering economy.

Pelosi, who was in Denver today to tour a hospital, says the nation needs a stimulus package to create jobs by investing in infrastructure, to provide food stamps and unemployment insurance for people who've lost their jobs, and give states help in paying for Medicaid.

The House did pass a 61 billion dollar economic aid proposal last month before lawmakers left Capitol Hill ahead of the November 4th election, but a similar plan failed to pass the Senate.

Pelosi says the economy is weakening and more help probably is needed now.

President Bush has promised a veto.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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