POLITICS
03/05/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Stimulus Package Set To Grow In Senate, Could Reach 1 Trillion

A push in the Senate to expand business-tax cuts and infrastructure spending in the economic-stimulus plan making its way through Congress poses a challenge for Democratic leaders, who want to keep the package's cost below $1 trillion.

Big fights loom this week as the Senate opens debate on its version of the stimulus, a package of tax cuts and spending with a price tag approaching $900 billion.

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