with Economic Team
Photo Opportunity with Economic Team
The Roosevelt Room
The White House
December 12, 2001
10:55 A.M. EST
Thank you all for coming. I've just met with my top economic team to discuss
the importance of an economic stimulus package to our -- to the future of our
economy. We strongly agree that we need an economic stimulus package, and I'm
hopeful we'll be able to achieve one.
Last night I met with people from the United States Senate -- Senators Breaux
and Nelson and Miller -- along with centrist Republicans, and we agree that
there is enough votes to get a good package out of the Senate, a package that
I think will help our economy, a package that these Democrats and Republicans
think will help workers and the economy. And I am hopeful that with good work
with the people around this table and with the leadership out of the Senate
and the House, that we'll get a good package.
It's important to take care of those workers that have been affected by the
attacks of September the 11th, and it's also important to focus on ways to grow
our economy. And so this administration is committed to helping the Congress
do its job, and that is to respond to the economic times we find ourselves in.
I want to thank you for coming.
Happy holidays. Looking forward to seeing you at the event, the Christmas event
at the White House. Oh, and see you at the next event. (Laughter.)