February 6th, 2009
07:03 PM ET
14 years ago

Sen. Kennedy expected to vote on stimulus bill

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WASHINGTON (CNN) - A working coalition of members of the U.S. Senate have reached a deal on an economic stimulus plan and a vote is expected some time Friday night, Senate sources said. Ailing Sen. Ted Kennedy, the Democratic senator who has been absent from the Senate since collapsing on Inauguration Day, is expected to be present for the vote, sources said.

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soundoff (110 Responses)
  1. Eddy-MD

    Is the media against the person Obama or President Obama?

    February 6, 2009 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  2. Maggie SC

    Please put him back in the hospital and lock the door.

    February 6, 2009 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  3. Not a republican

    i hope he has another concussion....ITS A GREAT SHOW, this man!

    February 6, 2009 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  4. Susie

    I agree with the comment made by Ohio for Obama-Fox News-who I refused to ever watch again, wants this adminstration to fail. Hannity doesn't get it-did he not forget that his Repulicans ran the worst administration in the history of the United States.

    At least we now have a president who cares for the people!!

    February 6, 2009 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
  5. Sharon

    May the Divine Souce keep you safe and healthy Senator Ted..Our Liberal Lion from Masachusetts!! We are proud of you and what you have done for us...Unlike Republican Mitt Romney who used our state for his personal goal!! Just like a Republican..looking out for your own interests..NOT the peoples'!!!!!!

    February 6, 2009 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  6. John The Senator

    Am I the only one that remember that Republicans controlled the Whitehouse for the last 8 years and senate ans house for most of it and got us into this mess and now they have the answer? Even worst, we are listening to them?

    February 6, 2009 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
  7. Don

    Will all you idiots stop insulting each other long enough to realize that neither the repubs or the dems give a darn about any of us – that does include you. If you were honest for even a few moments you'd realize that!!!

    February 7, 2009 12:02 am at 12:02 am |
  8. Barb

    He is a democrate for pork spending, of course he will vote for this nonsense pile of poop that the dems and Obama want us to pay for so their fundraising supporters keep providing them with doe-ray-me.

    Some people may buy the lines out of these people's mouths but it isn't yours truly. I just take comfort in the fact that my kids wont be the only ones to suffer when that payday comes to average taxpayers and the "say it we will do it" followers finally get a "clue" that they have been conned into a bill that isn't really going to help them at all.

    February 7, 2009 12:07 am at 12:07 am |
  9. Mark Ramsey MD, Milwaukee WI

    I can see that this country has not yet come together. We are at the edge of a cliff. What will it take? A few moderate republican senators are going to make the difference in the senate. God bless the courage of Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, and Arlen Specter, who care more about this country than bipartisan bickering. Come together, America. To our senators and representatives- come together. The people spoke in the last election...listen. Work together to save our economy.

    February 7, 2009 12:11 am at 12:11 am |
  10. Andy

    Oh the drama of it all. This fall on NBC, Ted Kennedy plays a Senator. Remember when the dems mad a big deal about McCains age. I wouldn't be surprised if this guy was on life support and they made him vote jee wiz.

    February 7, 2009 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
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