WASHINGTON (Dec. 20)—The House of Representatives has passed a $218 billion economic stimulus package by a 224-193 vote. Senate Democrats, however, claimed the bill's heavy tax cuts for business interests would only cause the federal deficit to soar, and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., refused even to guarantee a vote before Congress adjourns for the holidays. "It's time for everyone to move forward and get a stimulus package through Congress," said Donald B. Shea, president of the Rubber Manufacturers Association. "We may be missing an opportunity."
House passes stimulus package; outlook gloomy in Senate
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