The House has approved a new bill to help fund domestic programs.
WiredPRNews.com – The House has approved a new spending bill to benefit domestic programs. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the House approved the $410 billion legislation on Wednesday in a 245-178 vote.
Republicans were widely in disagreement with the measure, dismissing it as too costly. In response to the opposition, Democratic Representative James McGovern is quoted in the AP report as stating, “The same people who drove the economy into the ditch are now complaining about the size of the tow truck.”
Obama discussed the plans of his administration for cutting deficits and growing the economy Tuesday night, which was aired on prime time television. However, some Republicans have expressed concerns about costly stimulus measures and their effects in the short-term. Republican House leader John Boehner is stated to have urged the President to veto the recent measure.
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is quoted in the AP report as responding, “There is great concern in this building and by the president about earmarks…Without having looked specifically at a piece of legislation, I’m hesitant to throw out that four-letter word, `Veto.”