February 13th, 2009
03:45 PM ET
6 years ago

House passes stimulus, Senate vote expected this evening

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) – In a 246 to 183 vote largely along party lines, the House of Representatives on Friday passed a $787.2 billion economic recovery package that was drawn up, amended and negotiated in record time.

No Republicans voted for the bill, while seven Democrats voted against it. When the House voted on its own version of a stimulus bill a few weeks ago, no Republicans voted for that measure and 11 Democrats had also voted against it.

The Senate is expected to vote on the measure Friday evening. It, too, is expected to pass the bill, but with no more than three Republicans supporting it.

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  1. bsmith171

    unemployment will rise every month this year.

    except for government employment.

    February 13, 2009 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  2. Reatte Beaumont, Texas

    If it were for the working people but an increase of $13.00 whole dollars will really help I guess alot of people don't go to the grocery store what the hell can you buy anymore for 13.00? But it seems that the demos and repub think that you can buy alot with that.You can't even buy a couple of diapers with that little bit. But atleast reid will get his high speed railway from calif to vegas and pelosi will keep her husbands money coming in from star kist tuna which I will never buy again.Shame that people can't see between the lines and see that this is nothing that will help the working people.

    GOD BLESS WHAT IS LEFT OF AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    will be looking and governed like china and iran soon!!!!!!!

    February 13, 2009 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
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