Will The Stimulus Push Us Out Of Economic Crisis? The U.S. House and Senate have agreed on a compromise economic stimulus package. Much was cut from the original proposal. But legislators say the $789 billion bill will help the United States emerge from the worst economic crisis in generations.
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Will The Stimulus Push Us Out Of Economic Crisis?

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Will The Stimulus Push Us Out Of Economic Crisis?

Will The Stimulus Push Us Out Of Economic Crisis?

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The U.S. House and Senate have agreed on a compromise economic stimulus package. Much was cut from the original proposal. But legislators say the $789 billion bill will help the United States emerge from the worst economic crisis in generations.

NPR W: The final vote on the $800 billion package is expected this week. President Obama is thanking lawmakers for their fast action on the measure. NPR's Scott Horsley reports.

SCOTT HORSLEY: It also includes $46 billion for so-called shovel-ready transportation projects. Economists say those public-works efforts are big job generators, and many lawmakers wanted more. Some House Democrats are grumbling that the comprise includes too many concessions to moderate Republicans, a handful of whom were needed to steer the measure through the Senate. Congressional aides worked late into the night to get the compromise down on paper and double-check the multibillion-dollar figures. Scott Horsley, NPR News, Washington.

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