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NC Congressman Votes Against President's Stimulus Plan

A North Carolina congressman was one of just 35 who voted against a $146 billion economic stimulus package.

Republican Representative Howard Coble said he voted Tuesday
against the package because it merely applies a bandage to a
serious problem that requires a stronger remedy. Coble said he also
opposed the bill because there were no hearings since it was
adopted under suspension of the rules.

The final vote was 385-35, with 10 Democrats and 25 Republicans
voting against it. One representative voted "present."

The package would speed rebates of $600-$1,200 to most
taxpayers.

It still must pass the Senate, where Democrats and some
Republicans are backing a different package.


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