October 1, 2008

Senate passes $810 billion bailout, House vote is uncertain

In a historic vote, the Senate approved a massive $700 billion rescue plan for the nation's finance system Wednesday night, but only after tacking on another $110 billion in tax breaks to lure votes from both parties. A strong bipartisan majority rallied behind the controversial Wall Street bailout package, passing it by 74-25. The vote sends the measure to an uncertain fate in the House of Representatives, where lawmakers rejected the original version on Monday.

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