President Bush has said that despite political disagreements over parts of the US government’s financial bailout plan, he is sure it is will be passed.
In a statement at the White House, he said: “My administration continues to work with the Congress on a rescue plan, and we need a rescue plan; it’s hard work, our proposal is a big proposal, and the reason it’s big and substantial is because we’ve got a big problem.
Bush concluded: “We are going to get a package passed, we will rise to the occasion, Republicans and Democrats will come together and pass a substantial rescue plan.”
The Senate majority leader, Democrat Harry Reid, made similar assurances. He said: “We’re going to stay in session for as long as it takes to get it done.”