House passes $819 billion stimulus bill
Obama lobbied for the bill aggressively, but it garnered no Republican support. Senate likely to take up its version next week.
By David Goldman, CNNMoney.com staff writer
Last Updated: January 28, 2009: 7:29 PM ET
GOP: Stimulus packed with pork
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The House on Wednesday evening passed an $819 billion economic stimulus package Wednesday on a party-line vote, despite President Obama's efforts to achieve bipartisan support for the bill.
The final vote was 244 to 188. No Republicans voted for the bill, while 11 Democrats voted against it.
... to which I say, in my most authentic Boston accent, "ARE YOU SHITTIN' ME???"