The House votes to approve Obama’s stimulus bill Wednesday night.
Wired PR News.com – President Barack Obama’s stimulus bill met house approval on Wednesday. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the House voted 244-188 to approve the $819 stimulus package, with Republicans holding steadfast to their opposition to the measure, despite Obama’s recent plea for support from both parties.
As noted by the AP, Democrats saw the measure as something desperately needed. Representative David Obey of Wisconsin is quoted in the report as stating, “Another week that we delay is another 100,000 or more people unemployed. I don’t think we want that on our consciences.”
Much of the opposition from Republicans stems from the view that the stimulus bill contains too heavy of a focus on long range spending. Rep. John Boehner is quoted as remarking the bill “won’t create many jobs, but it will create plenty of programs and projects through slow-moving government spending.”
The bill will now go to the Senate to be voted on.