(Washington, DC) -- The U.S. House is debating final passage of the massive economic stimulus bill.
A vote could come by midday, setting up final passage in the Senate.
The measure covers roughly $89-billion and focuses on jobs creation and middle class tax relief.The stimulus is highlighted by huge spending, designed to boost hiring, and middle class tax relief.
With a deepening recession, President Obama hoped to get wide, bipartisan support for the stimulus.
That never happened and a final compromise was only achieved with the aid of three moderate Republican senators: Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe from Maine and Pennsylvania's Arlen Specter.
Conservative Republicans complain the stimulus was thrown together hastily and is full of wasteful spending.
boost the sagging economy.
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