Senate Could Vote on Stimulus Tonight

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 6, 2009 2:36 PM CST
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Harry Reid said he was confident the Senate would produce a stimulus bill ready for voting by tonight, Reuters reports. “We’ve made progress,” the majority leader said of efforts to sweat the measure down from $937 billion. “I think we’re going to be able to work something out.” Sobering jobs numbers seemed to spur legislators to action, as did a tongue-lashing from President Obama.