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Senate Expected To Vote On Stimulus Bill Friday

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President Barack Obama continued his push for an economic stimulus plan one more time, hours before a possible Senate vote on the package.

The president spoke before the House Democratic Caucus in Virginia Thursday night. He again said the package will help end the country's dependence on foreign oil and create hundreds of thousands of jobs in a "clean energy industry".


Obama also said the country has to change from its policies of the past.

"We can't embrace the losing formula that offers more tax cuts as the only answer to every problem we face, while ignoring critical challenges like our addiction to foreign oil, the soaring cost of health care, failing schools and crumbling bridges, roads and levees. I don't care whether you're driving a hybrid or an SUV, if you're headed for a cliff, you have to change direction," said Obama.

The U.S. Senate is working to cut as much as $100 billion from the president's $920 billion plan.

Democrats say a vote could come as early as Friday.

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