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WASHINGTON, DC - Jan. 22: House Minority Leader John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., during a photo op before their meeting on the economy. GOP House and Senate leaders attended the meeting. Lawmakers pressed ahead Tuesday with plans to kickstart the ailing U.S. economy, as the Federal Reserve Board stepped in with a big interest rate cut aimed at spurring growth and stabilizing a battered stock market. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and other leaders from both parties met with President Bush at the White House for about an hour to discuss an economic stimulus package. They agreed only on the basics: They will seek to move a $150 billion package by mid-February. It is clear that Pelosi and House Minority Leader John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, will work with Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. to develop a legislative proposal that can first pass the House and then be sent to the Senate. After the White House meeting, lawmakers would not discuss details of legislation, such as whether tax rebates would be provided only to those who pay income tax, or whether those who pay payroll tax would receive them as well. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly)

WASHINGTON, DC - Jan. 22: House Minority Leader John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., during a photo op before their meeting on the economy. GOP House and Senate leaders attended the meeting. Lawmakers pressed ahead Tuesday with plans to kickstart the ailing U.S. economy, as the Federal Reserve Board stepped in with a big interest rate cut aimed at spurring growth and stabilizing a battered stock market. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Senate...
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