Stimulus package passes the House

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed their version of the stimulus bill with a vote of 244 to 188. Despite President Obama’s calls for bipartisan support, not one Republican voted for the bill. Chris Hayes, Washington Editor of The Nation, joins The Takeaway to hash over the bill, the votes and exactly how the dollars are allotted.

"It's still going to be Barack Obama's bill, it's still going to be a Democratic Congress. Your only hope is that it fails and you can then say 'I told you so.'"
— Chris Hayes, editor of The Nation on the partisan vote on the economic stimulus bill


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