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  • Negotiators Reach Deal on $789B Stimulus Bill

    Wasting no time, key lawmakers announced Wednesday afternoon they had reached an agreement on a $789 billion stimulus bill, which could land on President Barack Obama's desk by the end of the week. The final agreement is budgeted at about $50 billion less than the one attached to the measure passed by the Senate Tuesday.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the final agreement "creates more jobs than the original Senate bill and costs less than the original House bill."
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  • Negotiations in High Gear After Senate Passes Stimulus Bill

    After the Senate voted 61-37 Tuesday afternoon to approve its $838 billion version of President Obama's economic stimulus bill, House-Senate negotiations were immediately underway -- stretching late into Tuesday night -- and there now appears to be a deal in the works to finalize the legislation. Negotiators are expected to emerge from closed-door meetings later Wednesday and gather in a public session to sign off on a compromise bill, tentatively holding a price tag of $790 billion, that would then be sent to the full House and Senate for final approval.
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