Senate Passes The Economic Stimulus Bill
by Barbara Morrill aka BarbinMD
Fri Feb 13, 2009 at 07:48:13 PM PST
Following the House of Representative's lead, the U.S. Senate has passed the $789 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan, by a vote of 60 - 38.
While Senate Republicans weren't able to match their House brethren's perfect, browbeating effort, they did remain true to their family values by forcing Sherrod Brown to fly back from Ohio, where he was attending his mother's wake, to cast the crucial 60th and deciding vote. Comity ain't what it used to be.
President Obama is expected to sign the bill on Monday.
Friday, February 13, 2009