Pelosi Renews Call for New Economic Stimulus Bill

WASHINGTON – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling again for a lameduck session of Congress to enact a stimulus program to shore up the sinking economy.

Pelosi, a California Democrat, said Wednesday that no decisions have yet been made on such a post-election session. But she did say that talks are continuing with the White House on the terms of such a package, which would include additional assistance for people who are out of work.

Pelosi hailed the victory of Barack Obama in Tuesday's election and said she thought the American people had spoken out "loudly and clearly" for change in the country.

She also applauded the Bush White House and losing Republican presidential candidate John McCain for pledging to work closely to help smooth Obama's transition to the presidency.