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Now that the Senate has passed its economic recovery package, it's time for the really hard part -- trying to reconcile the differences between House and Senate versions of the plan without losing the support needed to pass the final version in both chambers.

Senate Democrats are downplaying talk of a contentious battle ahead. But differences in price tags and priorities will test the mettle of negotiators who hope to have legislation on President Barack Obama's desk by Presidents' Day.

The final vote in the Senate was 61 in favor and 37 opposed. The same three Republican senators who helped the bill survive a key test vote Monday -- Sens. Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe and Arlen Specter -- again broke ranks to support the bill Tuesday. Read full article »

CNN's Brianna Keilar and Dana Bash contributed to this report.

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