Mo. Senate Ends Filibuster, Passes Stimulus Money

5 years 7 months 1 week ago May 04, 2011 May 4, 2011 Wednesday, May 04 2011 Wednesday, May 04, 2011 6:56:00 AM CDT in News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) -- The Missouri Senate has ended an all-night filibuster and passed a bill reauthorizing the expenditure of about $450 million in federal stimulus money.
The 20-8 vote Thursday morning came after senators agreed to trim about $14 million from the bill -- mainly by eliminating money intended for energy efficiency projects.
That was far less than originally sought by four senators who had delayed a vote on the bill because of concerns about growing federal spending.
The legislation now must return to the House.

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