WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) -- Barack Obama is calling on Congress to stay in Washington and pass a financial industry bailout plan.
The Democratic presidential candidate spoke minutes after the House rejected a 700-billion-dollar rescue package. He says he's sending Congress a message: "Get it done."
The Illnois senator adds that he's confident lawmakers will eventually work something out, though he expects that passage will be "rocky."
Obama had planned to return to Washington for a Senate vote, which had been expected by Wednesday. Now that the bill has failed in the House, Obama says he's keeping in touch with the negotiators by telephone.
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