Senate Democrats and a handful of moderate Republicans agreed Friday to push a revamped economic recovery plan costing at least $780 billion, after a strong push from the White House ratcheted up pressure on the gridlocked lawmakers.
The new plan, which the Senate could vote on as soon as Saturday, is expected to pass. It slashed an estimated $110 billion from the Democratic-authored bill that's been debated all week.
But it was clear that Democratic measure lacked the 60 votes needed under Senate rules to clear procedural hurdles. Democrats control 58 seats in the 100-member body.