August 5th, 2010
12:52 PM ET
10 years ago

Senate approves $26 billion for needy states

New York ( - The Senate voted Thursday to send $26 billion more in federal aid to cash-strapped states.

The measure, which passed by a 61-39 vote, contains $16.1 billion in additional Medicaid money and $10 billion to prevent layoffs of teachers and first responders.

It now moves to the House, which will return Tuesday from its August recess to vote on the bill.

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soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. w l jones

    i I am sure our teacher,first reponder and medicaid people thank this adminstration for creating 182 billion dollars in economy activity in there name. Bless.

    August 5, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  2. Bob

    Where is the money coming from? More debt to pass on to future generations. This Dem controlled Congress just can't control themselves when it comes to spending money we don't have...and they wonder why our economy is a mess.

    August 5, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  3. John D

    And the waste of taxpayer money continues!

    August 5, 2010 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  4. sensible Cape Coral Fl

    How many state governors are going to turn this money down and then take credit for the improvement that follows? HMMM

    August 5, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
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