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WASHINGTON, DC - Jan. 29: Senate Democratic Conference Vice Chairman Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Assistant Majority Leader Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill.., and Senate Democratic Conference Secretary Patty Murray, D-Wash., during a pen and pad session with reporters. Handing President Obama an initial victory on his first major legislative effort, the House passed an $819 billion economic stimulus bill Wednesday, setting the stage for Senate action -- and a flurry of lobbying -- on an even costlier measure next week. While House passage of the wide-ranging spending and tax break package (HR 1) was a substantive success for the new president, it was a bust in terms of his goal of garnering broad bipartisan support. Despite Obama's personal appeals to GOP lawmakers throughout the past week, not a single Republican supported the bill, which passed, 244-188. Eleven Democrats voted "no." (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly)

WASHINGTON, DC - Jan. 29: Senate Democratic Conference Vice Chairman Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Assistant Majority Leader Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill.., and Senate Democratic Conference Secretary Patty Murray, D-Wash., during a pen and pad session with reporters. Handing President Obama an initial victory on his first major legislative effort, the House passed an $819 billion economic stimulus bill Wednesday, setting the stage for Senate action -- and...
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