NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Senate on Friday evening passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which President Barack Obama plans to sign into law tomorrow in Denver, according to White House officials.

The Senate passed the bill 60-38 hours after it passed in the House of Representatives 246-183.

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