Senate approval of jobs bill clears way for more stimulus action

02/25/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Senate Democrats plan to bring a barrage of programs aimed at reviving the labor market, after a $15 billion jobs bill backed by Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., cleared with a 70-28 vote. After the approval, in which 13 Republicans voted in favor, Reid said the Senate will soon take up a measure promoting foreign travel to the U.S. Other measures include pro-business tax breaks, system upgrades for air traffic control and extensions of jobless benefits.

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