WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional aides say a tentative agreement on a financial industry bailout gives the Bush administration just a fraction of the $700 billion it's requested up front, with half the money subject to a congressional veto.
Under the plan, the Treasury secretary would get $250 billion for the plan immediately and could have another $100 billion if he certifies it's needed.
The last $350 billion could be blocked by a vote of Congress.
The plan is designed to give lawmakers a stronger hand in controlling the unprecedented rescue plan.
Key Democrats and Republicans said they agreed in principle on the plan, but GOP leaders said there was no deal.