Senator Tom Daschle, Senate majority leader, answers questions in the Capitol before walking to the Senate floor, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001, in Washington. President Bush urged the Senate to act on a House-passed package of tax cuts and unemployment aid, instructing Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill to telephone Daschle and plead the administration's case. The House passed GOP economic stimulus legislation just before dawn Thursday after meeting much of the night. Democrats have criticized the bill's business tax cuts as too large and its jobless health insurance subsidies too weak.
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