September 17, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says the Bush administration is still working on details of a rescue package for domestic automakers.
While a key senator says the relief package could reach $15 billion for General Motors and Chrysler, White House press secretary Dana Perino said Tuesday the package is still being finalized.
She said the goal was still to try to prevent a "disorderly bankruptcy."
President George W. Bush said earlier that a bankruptcy in the U.S. auto industry would hurt the economy while the U.S. deals with the recession. GM and Chrysler have said they could run out of cash within weeks without support from the government.
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