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