House closes eyes and votes - Spending bill passedSubmitted by Jive_Dadson on Fri, 02/13/2009 - 15:42
Now it goes to the Senate, where 60 votes are needed.
(Washington Post) The House of Representatives today passed a massive fiscal stimulus bill aimed at resuscitating the U.S. economy, approving it on a largely party-line vote of 246 to 183.
Seven Democrats joined 176 Republicans in voting against the bill. One member voted present, and three did not vote. No Republicans voted in favor of the package.
In its latest cost estimate, the Congressional Budget Office put the price tag of the stimulus plan at $787.2 billion over 10 years
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