Tuesday, February 10, 2009

With 3 Republicans On Board, Senate Passes Obama Spending Package (H.R. 1 as Amended; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009)

President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan has passed the Senate and is on its way to House-Senate negotiations.

In a purely political self-preservation move, bucking constituents' calls to hold the line, just three Northeast Republicans helped pass the plan on a 61-37 vote.

Breaking with all other Republicans and voting with Democrats are:

Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania;

Olympia Snowe of Maine;

Susan Collins of Maine.

For the record, in both houses of congress, a total of 225 Republicans voted against Obama's spending bill.

Senate Roll Call.
House Roll Call.

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