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WASHINGTON, DC - Oct. 02: House Financial Services ranking member Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., during a news conference with a group of Republicans -- most of whom voted against the bailout on Monday -- announcing their support for an amendment by Rep. Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio, that would allow the Treasury access $250 billion immediately for buying distressed assets, but the president would have to submit a request to Congress for any additional funds, and Congress would have to vote to approve those funds. It also would strike some of the tax provisions added by the Senate that they said constituted pork barrel spending. Rep. Tom Latham, R-Iowa, is at left. (photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly).

WASHINGTON, DC - Oct. 02: House Financial Services ranking member Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., during a news conference with a group of Republicans -- most of whom voted against the bailout on Monday -- announcing their support for an amendment by Rep. Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio, that would allow the Treasury access $250 billion immediately for buying distressed assets, but the president would have to submit a request to Congress for any additional funds, and Congress would have to vote to approve...
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