CBS News Correspondent Tara Mergener has the latest from Washington.
(STANDUP: Tara Mergener
News/Washington) :52-1:03 THE GOVERNMENT SLAPPED BP WITH A 51 MILLION DOLLAR TAB MONDAY TO COVER THE COSTS OF THE RESPONSE EFFORT.
THE COMPANY HAS ALREADY PAID TWO OTHER BILLS TOTALING ALMOST 71 MILLION DOLLARS. (nats:) So far, BP has spent 2 BILLION dollars responding to the growing oil spill.