House Approves Economic Stimulus Bill
January 28, 2009, 5:16 PM
The Democratic-controlled House has approved an $819 billion economic stimulus package critical to President Barack Obama's plan to revive the economy. The House vote came after days of intense lobbying by the new president, including personal appeals to congressional Republicans.
GOP lawmakers spurned Obama, saying the bill contains too much spending and not enough tax cuts. Democrats argued that the bill was imperative with the economy in the worst shape since the Depression.
The legislation includes an estimated $544 in federal spending and $275 billion in tax cuts for individuals and businesses. It includes money for highway construction and mass transit.
The Senate is working on a costlier version of the bill.
© 2009 Associated Press. All rights reserved. Material may not be redistributed.
11/23/2015 5:59 PM
For more than a decade, nobody knew Ronald Neels was sexually abusing a victim inside his home near Garretson. The victim never said anything about th...
11/21/2015 4:46 PM
A Roslyn, South Dakota man is accused of trying to kill another man overnight.
11/25/2015 9:01 AM
Students at Harrisburg High School are celebrating Wednesday morning.
11/21/2015 7:20 AM
Police arrested a suspect who led officers on an early morning pursuit that damaged squad cars involved in the chase.
11/25/2015 6:18 AM
In her first and only television interview, Doohen talked about her son, who she called the joy of her life.