Friday, September 26, 2008

Breaking News: US Senate Passes Stimulus Bill - FMAP

The Senate voted on the $56 billion economic stimulus package which included $19.6 billion (a 4% increase) for FMAP, the federal government's share of Medicaid. The Senate voted in favor of the stimulus package by a margin of 52-42. However, it failed to reach the 60 votes needed to override the President's expected veto. Therefore, the Senate withdrew the measure. It may or may not be reconsidered sometime before the Congress adjourns. See roll call below.

The House vote has not yet taken place. The House bill includes $13 billion for FMAP.

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