Wicker on Stimulus Package

Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker was striking a conciliatory tone following Tuesday's inauguration of Democrat Barack Obama.

Wicker says he wants to find ways to work with the new president, and he says he's pleased so far with the talk of working across party lines that he's heard from the new president.

Wicker said he's hopeful Republicans and Democrats alike will be able to quickly work to pass some kind of economic stimulus package that will meet the president's approval.

"Clearly, there is going to be an economic stimulus bill. I intend to work with the state to see what projects we have that are shovel-ready," said Wicker. "Because if we're going to spend this money on building roads and bridges, it needs to be a project that is ready to go."

Wicker said now is the time to put the rhetoric from the campaign aside, and work together to accomplish some things.


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