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Senate leaders vow passage of fiscal rescue plan

Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:54pm EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top Democrat and top Republican in the Senate on Tuesday promised swift action to pass a bipartisan financial rescue plan that the White House says is vital to protect all Americans as well as Wall Street.

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Speaking in the Senate, Reid said he conferred with White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, who he said had just talked with President George W. Bush. “We’re working together to resolve this important issue,” Reid said.


Joshua Bolten
White House Chief of Staff

Joshua B. Bolten

Joshua Bolten was sworn in as White House Chief of Staff on April 14, 2006.

Mr. Bolten first joined President George W. Bush’s Cabinet on June 30, 2003, when he was sworn in as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

From March 1999 through November 2000, Mr. Bolten was Policy Director of the Bush-Cheney presidential campaign.

FFrom 1994 to 1999, Mr. Bolten was Executive Director, Legal & Government Affairs, for Goldman Sachs International in London.

Mr. Bolten received his AB with distinction from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (1976) and his JD from Stanford Law School (1980), where he was an editor of the Stanford Law Review. Immediately after law school, he served as a law clerk at the US District Court in San Francisco. During the fall semester of 1993, Mr. Bolten taught international trade at Yale Law School.