ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) -- The White House says President Bush is open to the idea of a second government stimulus to further boost the U.S. economy amid the financial crisis.
Press secretary Dana Perino told reporters on Air Force One as the president flew to Louisiana on Monday for an economic event that the White House will have to see what kind of package Congress crafts.
Perino says the administration has concerns that what has been put forward so far by Democratic leaders in Congress would not actually stimulate the economy.
Earlier in the day, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gave the same message to Congress.
It was the first time that Bernanke endorsed a second stimulus for the economy, which he says will be weak for several quarters.