WASHINGTON Oct 11 U.S. Treasury Secretary
Timothy Geithner said on Tuesday that the Obama administration
would push Congress to approve as much of its jobs plan as
possible after the Senate voted to block the plan in its
In an interview with Bloomberg Television, Geithner said
the action by Republicans to block the full plan would likely
result in weaker U.S. growth.
"We're going to do everything we can to maximize the chance
that we get as much of this done as possible," Geithner said.
"And we should, because this bill includes things that have
always had broad support among Democrats and Republicans,
There's just no reason why politics should stand in the way of
doing something for the economy now."