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Excerpts from the Press Briefing by Claire Buchan, August 28, 2003 (Full Transcript)

QUESTION: On the economy -- this, today, was one of the better reports that you've all seen that the second quarter growth was, what, 3.1 percent. But how long does the White House anticipate that the job -- it will take before the job market turns around?>

MS. BUCHAN: Today's report on the upward revision of GDB -- GDP was welcomed. The President is pleased to see that the recovery appears to be taking hold, but he isn't satisfied. And he won't be satisfied until every American who wants to find a job can do so. And there are more that we can do on the economy. And you've heard the President talk about some of those specific initiatives, including energy legislation, comprehensive energy legislation, including tort reforms, prescription drugs for seniors. So there are a broad range of issues that will help strengthen our economy for American workers.

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