WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate is set to start back to work this
morning on an economic stimulus package that grows larger by the
Officials say the price tag is topping $920 billion, making it
bigger than last year's financial industry bailout.
The stimulus package grew yesterday, following the addition of a
homebuyer's credit aimed at helping the crippled housing industry.
Democratic leaders are hoping for Senate passage of the bill by
tomorrow. Prospects appear to hinge on spending reductions that
would make the bill more acceptable to centrists of both parties.
Meanwhile, Senate Republicans say they'll continue their efforts
to reduce spending in the measure, to add tax cuts and reduce the
cost of mortgages for millions of homeowners.