Political and business heavyweights, including Paul A. Volcker, barnstormed Capitol Hill Wednesday in support of congressional funding for the Asian economic rescue.

"It is a question of American leadership in the world," the former Federal Reserve Board chairman said. "The success of the American economy depends on a harmonious world economy."

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