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Kennedy unveils details of Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Washington, D.C. – Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., released the following statement today in response to passage by the Senate of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The bill passed the Senate today by a vote of 61-37 and will now go into conference with the House of Representatives.

“Now, more than ever, we need a strong economic recovery package that creates jobs, strengthens the safety net, and invests wisely in the nation’s future. I’m pleased that my colleagues in the Senate have passed such a strong bill, and I look forward to prompt and successful negotiations with the House to send the final bill to President Obama to sign. It’s time to end this economic nightmare and begin a new era of prosperity and growth for our country.”

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