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Tue., Feb. 10, 2009, 11:03 a.m.

Senate OKs Porkulus Bill 61-37

The Senate today passed an economic stimulus bill that President Obama and congressional Democrats called crucial to pull the U.S. economy out of its downward spiral but that drew scant support from Republicans. Senators voted 61 to 37 to approve the massive bill, which the Congressional Budget Office now says would cost $838 billion over 10 years. Only three Republicans voted in favor of it. In the House, an $819 billion version of the package passed on Jan. 28 with no Republican support/Washington Post. More here.

Related: Idaho senators vote no. Read news releases for Crapo and Risch.

Question: Did Idaho Sens. Crapo and Risch vote correctly?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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