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Senate To Vote This Afternoon On Release of Rest Of Bailout

The Senate is expected to vote at 4:30 p.m. today to release the second $350 billion of the $700 billion rescue/bailout package authorized by Congress last fall, The Post's Lori Montgomery reports.

Democrats are predicting they will get the majority of members of their party and a "significant number" of Republicans; possibly enough needed to release the money, which both President Bush and President-elect Obama have requested.

The House will not vote until next week.

-- Frank Ahrens
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By Frank Ahrens  |  January 15, 2009; 2:17 PM ET
Categories:  The Ticker  | Tags: Bush, Obama, bailout  
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