by Melissa Langbehn WAUSAU (WAOW)--Wisconsin 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".. a chance to explain how he views the economic crises facing the country.. and the president's plan to deal with it.
The Congressman had this to say, "You have to have a plany by government to stabilize the situation, which is what 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.