Sunday, June 13, 2010

Obama appeals to Congress for $50 billion in emergency aid

WASHINGTON (Fox News) - President Obama is pressing Congress to approve emergency aid money to support economic recovery and help avoid widespread layoffs of public workers, the Washington Post reported Saturday.

Congressional leaders received a letter from the president asking for almost $50 billion for distribution to state and local governments, saying that increased spending is "urgent and unavoidable," the Post reported. The money would protect the jobs of teachers, police and firefighters.

(Full story)

No comments:

Post a Comment