조지 부시 미국 대통령이 24일 금융시장 안정을 위한 7천 억 달러의 정부 구제금융계획을 설명하는 대국민 연설을 행할 계획입니다.

부시 대통령의 연설은 미국 시간으로 24일 저녁 9시 부터 텔레비전을 통해 생중계 될 예정입니다.

미국 백악관은 현재 국가 경제가 직면한 문제들에 대한 이해를 돕기 위해 부시 대통령이 국민에게 직접 말하길 원하고 있다며 이같이 밝혔습니다.

앞서 부시 대통령은 정부의 구제금융계획에 대해 앞으로 더 많은 논쟁이 벌어지겠지만 미 의회가 금융시장을 위한 " 확고한" 계획을 승인할 것이라고 확신한다고 말했습니다.

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U.S. President George Bush will address the nation -- in a live, televised speech -- to explain the government's proposed 700-billion-dollar bailout plan for financial markets.

White House officials say the president wants to talk directly to the American people, and help them understand the extent of the problems facing the economy.

Earlier, Mr. Bush had said there would be a lot more debate on a proposed government rescue for troubled investment firms, but that he was confident Congress will approve a "robust" plan to help financial markets.

Mr. Bush commented today (Wednesday) in New York, after financial markets got a rare vote of confidence from billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who agreed to buy five billion dollars' worth of stock in a major financial firm. Buffett is regarded as one of the world's most astute investors, so his investment in Goldman Sachs eased concerns and boosted some stock indexes.

The Bush administration's top economic officials faced deep skepticism and sometimes hostile questions about the bailout plan from a Senate committee Tuesday. They are back in front of key congressional committees today (Wednesday),trying to get votes for the 700 billion-dollar plan to aid the troubled financial sector.