Amid rising food prices and overtaxed international reserves, President Bush proposed a new $770 million aid package today, Reuters reports. The money is part of a supplemental $70 billion measure that also includes Iraq war funding and would require a vote in Congress.
Bush pushed through a $200 million emergency measure two weeks ago without congressional oversight, AP reports. "I think more needs to be done,” he said today. “I'm asking Congress to provide an additional $770 million to support food aid and development programs.”