WASHINGTON - House and Senate Democratic leaders said yesterday that they will push for a second economic stimulus package when Congress returns to Washington for a lame-duck session on Nov. 17.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California said the House may use as a starting point the $61 billion stimulus package it approved in September, which included major funding for highway infrastructure and state revolving funds. However, that measure may have to be pared down given the current financial crisis, she said.

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