House Passes Economic Recovery Bill

The House of Representatives passed a sweeping, $700 billion economic rescue package on Friday after reconsidering the measure it failed to green-light earlier this week. President Bush quickly signed it into law. The vote in the House was 263 to 171, well above the 218 votes needed to pass the bill. On the floor of the House prior to the vote, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned, "Our message to Wall Street is the party is over." An emotional House Minority Leader John Boehner called the vote...Full Story
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