Kohl, Feingold vote to move mega spending bill forward
U.S. senators are expected to pass their version of the $838 billion spending package today (Tuesday).
Wisconsin Democrats U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl and U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold set the stage for the vote Monday by joining 59 others in cutting off debate.
Thirty-six Republicans voted against advancing the package, calling it a spending bill instead of a stimulus.
After today, a conference committee will iron out the differences between the Senate and House versions.