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Closure now on the 800 billion dollar stimulus package that passed through the house last night.
It did not get a single Republican vote and in fact eleven Democrats backed the president with a no vote as well.
On this package we've been telling you exactly what is in this massive plan going through it sort of bit by bit throughout the day is here.
The money that would go toward climate change research is giving some lawmakers pause at this point the version approved by the house will be 400 million dollars.
To NASA that is -- would go toward tracking climate change and developing satellites.
To measure solar radiation now there's the Senate version.
That -- a -- 500 million dollars for NASA to -- -- climate change including setting greenhouse gases and melting ice just moments ago Republican senators held a news conference to raise some concerns over the stimulus.
And how it now stands as senator Richard -- as a Republican from North Carolina he was at that news conference with fellow lawmakers opposed to the stimulus senator Breaux welcome to happier today.
Great to be with you talk a little bit about your how would she think about this package and whether or not you think we'll see the same kind of reaction on the part of Republicans senators when the -- to the Senate.
Well let me just say this that -- stimulus package this is they spending package.
And I think if you go down that line byline you find things that would be considered in the normal appropriations process but it over the last twelve years have been rejected.
I think they saw an opportunity to stick at all in here.
I hope that will be smart enough to focus on what truly can turn this economy around and put Americans back to work I'm afraid this buildup and accomplish that.
It was seen a couple of measures dropped out of the bell -- it was in the in the house including that hundreds of millions of dollars the national mall and also a birth control measure.
That was pulled out do you think we're gonna see some changes in this bill in the Senate what are they likely be.
Well I'm not sure -- it's hard to predict but if I would.
Did predict today I would tell you that they're going to be very few changes to it.
I think that the majority in congress a Democrat majority.
Has every intent of continuing to fund the projects that we see in there.
And now most of you don't meet the threshold of stimulating economic growth or job creation.
But they do fulfill love holes that they want to see us spending go to -- Do you say to those who say you know what you had your chance.
Democrats and they are in the majority now the American people voted the men and they are backing this idea that if you spend a lot of money on the part of the government you're gonna get the economy going again which everybody desperately want.
Well I would say that I understand elections have consequences and the new leadership that's in place.
Can proceed forward I don't think that means that Republicans have to agree with -- -- I think it's our job.
To point out where they're wrong and if you look at the Japanese economy throughout the ninety's.
Where they spent stimulus package after stimulus package.
Only to find that it didn't create economic growth it didn't create job creation and finally they looked at cutting taxes and they pulled themselves out of the economic problem they were -- that that's a great example for American look at it is say here's what we shouldn't do and here's what we should do.
Second are you -- about this package in the Senate and what do you think about your other senate colleagues Republican.
Well I think they'll be quite a few senators would choose to vote against this.
Anything short of a major change in the bill which would include a reduction in the amount of spending.
You know in in in about 45 days from the far.
To the omnibus appropriations bill this congress to spend two trillion dollars of taxpayer money.
I'm not sure that my children would even be able to retire that debt.
On that deficit for their lifetime so that I say you're going to vote no.
I'll probably be vote no without drastic changes I senator thank you very much good to have your time today.
Thank you -- --
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