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Bush promising federal help in aftermath of bridge collapse

Associated Press - August 3, 2007 4:23 AM ET

WHITE HOUSE (AP) - President Bush says the federal government must respond "robustly" to help the people affected by the bridge collapse in Minneapolis.

The administration is sending $5 million right away and the president is promising more money will follow to help rebuild the bridge he calls a transportation lifeline.

The House Transportation Committee already has approved $250 million.

First lady Laura Bush tours the disaster site today and meets with victims and families. She will be in Minneapolis on a previously scheduled school tour.

Tomorrow, the president will get his own look at the site of the collapse.

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