Voting on Stimulus Package Resumes: What to Look for as Vote Continues

After several hours of debate, voting on amendments to the stimulus package has resumed in the Senate (watch it on C-SPAN here). The Republican alternative to the stimulus was handily defeated along partisan lines (keep refreshing this page for the roll call).


The amendments to look out for later tonight are:

  1. A revival of Sen. Patty Murray's, D-Wash., amendment to add $25 billion in infrastructure spending, including $18 billion in transportation spending.
  2. A bipartisan amendment from Senrs. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, requiring TARP recipients to "repay the cash portion of bonuses topping $100,000 that were paid to employees for work last year." Given that this would actually reduce the size of the stimulus by making the government money, let's see how many Republicans vote against it.
  3. An amendment by Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., to place broad employee-compensation restrictions on all recipients of TARP money -- past, present and future.

It is still possible that there will be a final vote on the stimulus later tonight, once the amendments are finished. This is an open thread for Senate stimulus voting.

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