Democratic aides: Pelosi supports automakers help

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic aides say Speaker Nancy Pelosi
intends to seek legislation to provide relief to the battered auto
industry, and wants it done in a post-election session of Congress
likely to convene in the next few days.

Pelosi is not expected to specify how large a bailout she wants.

The aides who described her views Tuesday did so on condition of
anonymity, saying they were not authorized to discuss it publicly.

The speaker's decision comes a few days after General Motors
warned it is rapidly running out of cash, and Ford announced its
situation was only slightly better.

President Bush would have to agree to sign the legislation,
which would be passed well before President-elect Obama takes
office.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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