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Senate passes recovery bill.

By Ali Frick  

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After overcoming a procedural hurdle yesterday, the Senate approved the recovery bill 61-37 today, as amended by Sens. Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Susan Collins (R-ME). Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) recused himself, and Minnesota still has only one senator.

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Announcing the “good news” to the town hall audience in Florida, President Obama explained why the Senate finally passed the bill today: “Because they knew I was coming down to Ft. Myers. They didn’t want to mess with people in Ft. Myers. They said, we don’t want folks in Ft. Myers mad at us!”

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