House Passes Stimulus Plan
The House of Representatives approved the stripped-down version of President Obama's stimulus plan moments ago. The preliminary vote stands at 246-183, but that could change by a few over the next several minutes.
The bill now heads to the Senate for a vote tonight, as Democrats aim to the get the bill on Obama's desk by his stated goal of President's Day, on Monday.
We say "stripped-down" because the stimulus bill now stands at $789 billion, down from $838 billion after the Republicans got their whacks at it.
Funny, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), one of the key swing votes that approved the earlier $838 billion package in the Senate days ago, called the $789 billion version "fiscally responsible."
Because, what? An $838 billion stimulus bill is wildly irresponsible by comparison?
February 13, 2009; 2:26 PM ET
Categories: The Ticker | Tags: Obama, Susan Collins, stimulus plan
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