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Senate passes $838 billion stimulus bill

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Democratic leaders vow to deliver legislation to president within days

President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan has passed the Senate and is on its way to difficult House-Senate negotiations. Just three Republicans helped pass the plan on a 61-37 vote and they're already signaling they'll play hardball to preserve more than $108 billion in spending cuts made last week in Senate dealmaking. Obama wants to restore cuts in funds for school construction jobs and help for cash-starved states.

Those cuts are among the major differences between the $819 billion House version of Obama's plan and a Senate bill costing $838 billion. Obama has warned of a deepening economic crisis if Congress fails to act. He wants a bill completed by the weekend.

Anybody else twitchin? :P Seriously tho its bad and we need the cash. There's stuff in there we've been needing for a hella (8 years or more) long time. I know NY is bummin hard for money and this will help. Schools and infrastructure, connecting the country and educating people; its all an investment in the now and for the future.


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