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Bishop says economy work is done at "break neck pace "

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

January 30, 2009

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Congressman Sanford Bishop says President Obama and Congress are working at a "break neck pace" on the economic stimulus plan.

The House passed its version this week, and the Senate may vote on its plan next week.

Bishop says pumping billions of dollars into highway,  bridge, and school construction projects will put unemployed South Georgians back to work and spur the economy back into gear.

He says the government must act quickly.

Bishop said "There is a lot of uncertainity because no one knows what will work. No one knows how bad the economy is going to get. But we're trying to not sit on our thumbs. We're trying to move forward."

Congressman Bishop said stimulus money going to the National Endowment of the Arts has been criticized.   But he claims that money will help the motion picture industry in Georgia, especially studios in Colquitt.

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