NRF Presses Congress for New Round of Stimulus Checks
October 20, 2008,
The National Retail Federation called on Congress to hold a lame duck session immediately following the Nov. 4 general election for the purpose of creating a new consumer stimulus package.
Mullin stated, "There is hard evidence that the first round of economic stimulus checks were used for good purposes: to pay down debt, to help fund ordinary household expenses and to purchase necessities."
The call for tax relief was in a letter the NRF sent yesterday to the leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has already said the House is considering a lame duck session to consider economic stimulus legislation, the NRF noted, adding that the Senate is scheduled to return Nov. 17, but a stimulus package is not known to be on its agenda.
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