House passes $154 billion measure to spur job creation

12/17/2009 | Bloomberg · Christian Science Monitor, The

A $154 billion aid package that includes money for highway construction and mass transit -- along with $800 million for Amtrak -- was approved by the House in a 217-212 vote that reflected solid Republican opposition and deficit concerns by conservative Democrats. The measure includes an extension of unemployment benefits and financial assistance for state governments. The bill is unlikely to reach President Barack Obama's desk before Christmas because it faces opposition in the Senate.

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