Three major lenders were rescued on Monday as the global credit crisis spread.
Stubborn efforts to avoid it have stoked the crisis.
After 778-point plunge, markets need private investment and bank restructuring for a recovery.
Many in Congress, citing secrecy surrounding bailout talks, seek outside counsel.
Liberals and conservatives sign online petitions and complain to Congress. Some push alternative plans.
The Treasury's $700 billion rescue would push US into uncharted territory.
Lawmakers are watching the stock market as an indicator of whether to buy Bush's plan.
With no investment banks and tighter regulation, experts see a less dynamic recovery ahead.
Oil and gold surged Monday as investors worried that huge new debts will harm US Treasury's credit standing.