Washington, United States of America
US HOUSE SPEAKER HASTERT SPEAKS WITH THE PRESS AT THE CAPITOL.
U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert holds out his arms while
speaking to the press along with Rep. Bill Thomas, center, (R-CA) and
Rep. Dick Armey, right, (R-TX) in the Capitol December 19, 2001.
President George W. Bush traveled to the Capitol today to meet with key
Democratic and Republican lawmakers in an attempt to press through his
economic stimulus package. Bush said he had worked out a package with
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives and some centrist
Democrats in the Senate and said he believed the legislation had the
votes to pass both chambers. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque