U.S. Senate decides to put stimulus bill to final vote
The U.S. Senate on Monday decided via a key procedural vote to put a massive economic stimulus plan to the final vote scheduled for Tuesday.
The vote result was 61-36, just one more than the 60 minimum supporting votes needed. The 827-billion-dollar package is now ready for a final Senate vote on Tuesday.
President Barack Obama hopes the expansive stimulus plan will create or save 3 million to 4 million American jobs and help revive the economy, which has been in a worsening recession since December 2007.
The new president's goal is to pump most of the 827 billion dollars into the economy quickly, Xinhua reported.