Why am I even bothering to blog about this when it's all over the news? Because it means we're getting closer to getting out of the AEC mess we're in. BIM & LEED projects are almost here and we're doing national training for anyone who needs Revit Architecture, Revit Structure & Revit MEP Training. We also now have a class on Revit & LEED workflow, design & analysis and are about to roll out a class for Civil 3D LEED design. Woo Hoo!!! Break out the shovels and open the pipeline.
By DAVID STOUT
WASHINGTON — The House voted, 244-188, on Wednesday evening for President Obama’s package of federal tax cuts and spending worth $819 billion and meant to jump-start the economy out of its worst crisis in decades.
Although the president’s legislative victory was no surprise, given the Democrats’ 255-to-178 advantage in the House, the lack of any Republican support was a disappointment for Mr. Obama. The vote came hours after Mr. Obama declared that “we don’t have a moment to spare” just after conferring with business leaders at the White House.
Before voting on President Obama’s plan, the House rejected a stimulus measure offered by Republican members that focused more on tax cuts. The vote against that measure was 266 to 170, almost entirely on party lines.
The Senate, where the Democrats’ advantage was also increased by the November elections, is expected to debate economic stimulus measures next week. Considerable public debate and private negotiations could lie ahead, given differences between the White House and Congress, and Democrats and Republicans.
But for the moment, at least, the president could savor the House endorsement of his stimulus plan, which he promised earlier Wednesday would be not just enormous in scope but run with a transparency and accountability not always associated with huge Washington projects."
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