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Senate to vote on stimulus bill

Washington Post, February 10, 2009
The Senate has overcome a key parliamentary hurdle to move a massive economic stimulus bill one step closer to becoming law and set the stage for potentially tumultuous negotiations with House leaders over the final shape of the legislation. On a 61 to 36 vote, the Senate cleared the path for a final vote on its $838 billion bill that would provide money for a wide variety of purposes.