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WASHINGTON, DC - Oct. 01: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., during a news conference in his office on the financial crisis. The Senate, in a high-stakes gamble, plans to vote Wednesday night on a massive financial rescue plan, after attaching a tax-break package and adding higher insurance limits for bank deposits. With leaders of both parties pushing for passage and the rival presidential candidates returning to Washington to lend their support, the combined bill is expected to pass with a substantial majority in the Senate. Whether the latest version will fare better in the House than the bill defeated two days ago remains to be seen. But it appeared that the Senate add-ons, coupled with a regulatory change easing corporate accounting rules for valuing frozen assests, could give some House Republicans a reason for switching their votes from "no" to "yes."  (photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly).

WASHINGTON, DC - Oct. 01: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., during a news conference in his office on the financial crisis. The Senate, in a high-stakes gamble, plans to vote Wednesday night on a massive financial rescue plan, after attaching a tax-break package and adding higher insurance limits for bank deposits. With leaders of both parties pushing for passage and the rival presidential candidates returning to Washington to lend their support, the combined bill is expected to pass...
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