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Obey holds economic 'teach-in' at UWMC

By Melissa Langbehn

WAUSAU (WAOW)-- Congressman Dave Obey is defending the economic rescue plan.

The 7th Congressional District leader stopped at UW-Marathon County in Wausau to meet with community members. His visit is part of what he calls and "Economic Teach-In." It's a chance to explain how he views the economic crises facing the country and the president's plan to deal with it. Obey said Thursday, "You have to have a plan by government to stabilize the situation which the president is trying to do with the housing and stimulus deals."

Obey represents the 7th congressional district, which includes much of central and northern Wisconsin. The democrat is the ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee, which developed the economic recovery bill passed by congress.

Online Reporter: Katie Rosenberg

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