Recovery bill divides Peterson, Oberstar
ST. PAUL - An economic stimulus package that would send $4.5 billion to Minnesota deeply divided two of the state's most powerful politicians.
"It is a wide-ranging investment in America," U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar said.
"This would go against everything I have been for," U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson countered.
The two chairmen discussed the $819 billion economic recovery measure in the Minnesota Capitol Thursday, there to brief legislative leaders on the economic package.
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