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President Obama said on Sunday that he was confident his economic stimulus package, which moves to the Senate this week, would eventually receive “substantial support” from Republicans, and Democratic senators suggested they would be open to altering the bill to reflect Republicans’ ideas on housing and spending for infrastructure.

With House Republicans having spurned the bill last week — not a single Republican voted in favor — Mr. Obama is now on a quest to reshape the legislation in a way that will bring Senate Republicans, and perhaps eventually some House members as well, on board. On Monday, he will meet with Congressional Democratic leaders at the White House for further discussions on the package.

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