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Congress / Economic Stimulus Plan / Lobbying #653920

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 19, 2001
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Reports introduced.

(White House: Campbell Brown) The lack no agreement on Capitol Hill about an economic stimulus package examined; details given of President Bush's efforts to lobby for his plan. [BUSH - says members of both parties have come to an agreement.] [Majority leader Senator Thomas DASCHLE - criticizes aid to businesses.] [Merrill Lynch Bruce STEINBERG - says the economy will recover without a stimulus plan.] [White House Chief of Staff Andrew CARD - says Bush has stayed interested in the economy.]

(Capitol: Lisa Myers) Pork-barrel spending projects added to economic stimulus proposals examined. [Senator John McCAIN - talks about the Boeing "bailout".] [Senator Patty MURRAY - defends leasing Boeing planes.] [Citizens Against Government waste Tom SCHATZ - says Senator Trent Lott's proposal is another "failed subsidy" for the shipbuilding industry.] [Representative Jim DEMINT - says money for a racing museum is probably pork.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Brown, Campbell;
Myers, Lisa

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