Treasury Secretary Pledges to Get Rescue Plan Operating Quickly

WASHINGTON (AP) - Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is pledging quick action to get the $700 billion rescue program up and operating. Paulson declined to answer questions from reporters about how the auction program will work, but he said he already has Treasury staffers working on those details so the program will not be delayed once President Bush signs the legislation. Talking to reporters minutes after House approval on Friday, Paulson said, "This was obviously a very important vote. It was a vote to protect the American people ... and their jobs."

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