WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Speaker of the
U.S. House of Representatives
Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday that Congress could put together an
economic stimulus package of several hundred
billion dollars that should also contain tax cuts.
In a recorded interview with CBS' "Face the Nation" that was aired on Sunday, Pelosi, a California Democrat, said the package should be aimed at creating jobs immediately and include investments for future growth. Pelosi said several economists have called
for a package in the hundreds of billions of dollars.
When asked if that would be the case for the stimulus package lawmakers are contemplating, Pelosi said: "It could be, if it also contained a tax cut. Something of several hundred billion would have to be some investment into the future, plus creating jobs
immediately, and a tax cut." (Reporting by Donna Smith and Randall Mikkelsen; Editing by Doina Chiacu)