February 13th, 2009
02:38 PM ET
6 years ago

House approves stimulus package with no GOP votes

WASHINGTON (CNN) – The House of Representatives on Friday approved the $787 billion economic stimulus bill by a vote of 246-183.

Seven Democrats joined a unified Republican caucus in opposing the measure. The Senate is expected to hold a final vote on the stimulus package Friday evening.

Two weeks ago, the House approved an earlier version of the plan 244-188, with 177 Republicans and 11 Democrats voting against the measure.


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  1. Obama Cares

    It's time for us to do away with the REPUBLICAN PARTY.

    February 13, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  2. Steve

    YES. BARACK OBAMA FOR THE WIN. :)

    Lets see if he can be the smarter one and use this wisely...

    February 13, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  3. Had It

    That's ok – next year the GOP will get no votes. Fair's fair.

    February 13, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  4. Chris

    American doesn't need the GOP

    February 13, 2009 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  5. Gene

    Once again.. if the stimulus package works... and people are in a better place because of it... the Republican party will become the new Green or Libertarian party... insignificant.

    February 13, 2009 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  6. John

    The republicans didn't vote for this bill because they don't want to help the American. The republican party is all about helping the wealthy and the current economic situation is great for them being able to get "cheap labor".

    February 13, 2009 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  7. Steve (the real one)

    We know liberals will bad mouth house republicans but what we don't know is who will bad mouth the 7 house dems for voting against this bill? i fully expect another lame count down in ..3..2..1. Oh wait!

    February 13, 2009 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  8. Angie in Pa

    Congrats President Obama! Now maybe we can get America rolling again!

    February 13, 2009 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  9. Ken

    Republicans, Your way or highway.....

    What a pity!

    February 13, 2009 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  10. Grog in Ohio

    Which leaves one to wonder why anyone bothered to address Republican concerns in the first place if they STILL won't vote for it.

    February 13, 2009 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  11. republicans only love children before they're born

    This is what's going on: Republicans have agreed amongst themselves to unanimously oppose this bill in the HOPES that it fails to help our economy. They WANT it to fail and for the country to be in an even deeper recession. Then, in the 2010 elections, they can say "We knew better" and we'll all come flocking back to them.

    They know that if it succeeds, we will not quickly forgive them for being unwilling to be party of the recovery process. They want this plan and this president to fail.

    That is their plan. That is their hope. Failure for the stimulus plan, pain for us.

    Anything to get elected – that's the Republican way.

    February 13, 2009 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    The republicans are idiots.

    February 13, 2009 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  13. gl, Pittsburgh

    The Republican Taliban vote no again. I can not wait until 2020 to get the rest of this evil Taliban Repulicans out of Congress. They are the GOP party of Grandstanding at any cost. The really hate us little people.

    February 13, 2009 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  14. Sara from Arizona

    Grand theft of the taxpayer!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 13, 2009 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  15. Matt

    Lying Liberal Democrats promised America 48 hours to look this over. If this is so important, so needed for Americas survival yet we can not read it? We can not look at it? And we must accept it?

    Please change your name to the Nazi party if this is how you are going to act against America.

    I voted for change and transparency of government not Nazi Pelosi.

    February 13, 2009 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  16. RJ

    7 Dems still have a clue.
    There's still hope for your party after all.

    "YES. BARACK OBAMA FOR THE WIN."
    AMERICAN TAXPAYERS FOR THE LOSS!!!

    February 13, 2009 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  17. Emma

    The names of the Democrats who broke rank should be published and remembered when the economy turns around.

    February 13, 2009 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  18. M

    So they will vote to spend our money and bail out their cronies, but not to stimulate us?

    February 13, 2009 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  19. Matthew, Detroit

    There is still 100 billion in waste.

    Why do they deliver the paperwork at 11PM ET 1000 pages.

    No one had time to read this bill. Why is everyone so happy to sign.

    People dont read their mortgage papers and who do we blame.... oh yes blame the banks. This is how we have bills that go through. No one read this. This is terrible partisan politics.

    February 13, 2009 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  20. gl, Pittsburgh

    I meant to say 2010 to get the rest of the evil Taliban Republicans out of the office. THE PART OF HATE AND FEAR MONGORS!

    February 13, 2009 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  21. Casey | Sebastopol, CA

    Finally. Can we move on now? I'm tired of listening to Republicans use this as a means to get media coverage. I'm tired of listening to their same, lame, failed ideas.

    Self-righteous, self-interested prigs. Turn out the light... their party is OVER.

    February 13, 2009 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  22. Debi

    I think the House Republicans are not only eating their own, they are eating themselves.

    February 13, 2009 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  23. LYNETTE IN CA

    GOOD! NOW MAYBE THINGS CAN GET DONE.

    KICK THEM TO THE CURB!

    NEXT ...VOTE THEM OUT COMPLETELY!

    February 13, 2009 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  24. CA Indie for Obama

    the repubs are positioning themselves for the Pres and his plans to fail. should the package start getting the economy moving, they lose. they are still pushing the same tax cuts, which after 8 years has left us in this situation. isn't insanity doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results?
    It is still not the package I would want to see...more infrastructure, aid to states and to education, but as many economists and financiers have said, it is probably only a start since we are such a deep hole...globally.

    February 13, 2009 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  25. ROUND ROCK,TX

    GREAT FOR ALL THE PEOPLE WHO DOESN'T HAVE A JOB OR ON THE VERGE OF LOOSING THEIRS.

    February 13, 2009 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
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