US stimulus package passes decisive hurdle in Senate

February 10th, 2009 - 8:51 am ICT by IANS  

Washington, Feb 10 (DPA) The US’ economic recovery package overcame a decisive hurdle in the Senate, which voted to close debate on an $827-billion compromise bill that would be the largest in US history.

The Senate Monday voted 61-36 to invoke cloture on the stimulus legislation, setting the stage for a final vote in the chamber Tuesday.

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