Congress agrees on stimulus plan; final action expected soon

02/12/2009 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

The House and Senate have reached agreement on a $790 billion economic-stimulus package, and the measure could be ready for President Barack Obama's signature Monday. Despite sometimes-contentious negotiations among the two houses of Congress and the White House, the final version is remarkably close to what the new president asked for on the day of his inauguration.

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