Obama’s economic recovery plan has met Senate approval.
WiredPRNews.com – The Senate has passed President Barack Obama’s plan for economic recovery. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the bill met the Senate’s approval by a 61-37 vote on Tuesday, with only three Republicans voting in favor of the measure. Returning for the first time to Capitol Hill since having a seizure at the Inaugural luncheon, Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy provided his support for the bill.
As noted in the report, the plan was also approved Monday in a test vote, which led many to expect Tuesday’s outcome. Now the bill will proceed to the House-Senate negotiation stage, where Republicans have vowed to hold steadfast to their spending cut convictions.
Among items noted in the report to be expected to be at the center of the heaviest House-Senate debate are the distribution of Medicaid and health care funding, tax cuts, and spending.
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