Levin Calls For Stimulus

Posted September 15, 2008 at 11:12am

In the wake of the Wall Street meltdown, Democrats are pushing for a second stimulus package before Congress breaks for the rest of the year.

Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) said Monday that the Senate is looking to expand unemployment benefits, extend tax credits and fund infrastructure projects.

“We need an economic stimulus package. We must have an economic stimulus package that invests in transportation for roads and bridges,” he said.

Levin also acknowledged that time may not be on his side as Congress remains in session for only two weeks, and the Senate is to focus on an energy bill.