Negotiators have worked out a disagreement between the Senate and House over education funding in the economic stimulus bill, Democratic leadership sources said Wednesday evening.
Details on how they settled it were not immediately available. Word that the final snags were being untangled came after back-and-forth reports Wednesday on the massive relief package's status.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had announced a compromise bill early Wednesday afternoon. But about 90 minutes later, aides to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that, although Pelosi had known Reid was planning the announcement, the two were meeting again to iron out differences over a provision on education spending. Read full article »
CNN's Dana Bash, Ted Barrett, Evan Glass, Paul Steinhauser, Brianna Keilar, Deirdre Walsh and Jessica Yellin contributed to this report.