Congress gets less than 24 hours to read stimulus

The bill, which clocks in at more than 1,000 pages, wasn't finished and released until late Thursday night.

By Alex Koppelman

Published February 13, 2009 3:15PM (EST)

Unfortunately, most members of Congress probably aren't much for the whole speed reading thing. (Whether most members of Congress are even into the reading thing at all is debatable, but that's an issue for another time.) The final stimulus bill wasn't released until late Thursday night, and in its current form, it stands at a whopping 1,073 pages.

The House will vote on the bill sometime Friday, with the Senate to follow, likely either Friday evening of Saturday.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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