Changes To Bailout May Not Sway NC House Members

Senate changes to a financial institution bailout appear unlikely to onvince many of North Carolina's nine congressmen who voted against the package to now embrace it.

The House is expected to consider the proposal Friday, now that the Senate has added some tax provisions designed to win over
earlier 'no' votes.

But on the eve of the anticipated House vote, several North
Carolina congressmen said the changes aren't enough.

A spokeswoman for GOP Rep. Walter Jones said the Senate plan, "at its core," is just like the House measure which he helped
defeat Monday on a 228-205 vote.

And on the other side, Democratic Rep. Mel Watt said he doesn't
think any of the changes will cause him to withdraw his earlier support for the package.

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