January 24,2003

Statement of Senator Max Baucus Regarding the Daschle Stimulus Plan

I like Senator Daschle's stimulus plan. There are a number of items in his plan that were also included in the plan I put out in December. More than anything else, a significant amount for state fiscal relief is essential to any stimulus plan. It does not do the American Taxpayer a bit of good to cut federal taxes if the states are forced to raise taxes or cut education funding. I think this is a great starting point and I look forward to sitting down with Chairman Grassley to develop a stimulus plan that will receive significant bi-partisan support.