CHICAGO - Although relief and rebuilding legislation related to Hurricane Katrina dominates Washington's near-term agenda, U.S. Rep. Jerry Weller (R-Ill.) said, growing the economy remains a long-term priority for lawmakers.

In an address opening the Investment Company Institute Tax & Accounting Conference here yesterday, the sixth-term Republican noted that a strong economy - one with expanded opportunities for investors in the capital markets and for people saving for their retirement - would be a key factor in the nation's recovery from what is arguably its greatest natural disaster.

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