House Passes Stimulus Bill

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2009 1:53 PM CST
House Passes Stimulus Bill
Members of the House of Representatives of the 111th Congress.   (AP Photo)

The House today passed the $787 billion stimulus bill, once again without a single Republican vote, the AP reports. Eight Democrats also opposed the bill, which will make its way to the Senate later today. The victory belongs to President Obama, who says the package will save or create 3.5 million jobs. Republicans say the measure is light on tax cuts and contains too much pork. (More President Obama stories.)

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