House and Senate negotiators crafted a deal Wednesday, pushing for floor votes this week. Tax cuts make up about a third of the total expenditure.
Senate's $838 billion package of tax cuts and new spending must be reconciled with the House bill. There may be little room to maneuver.
Obama points to new jobless numbers in urging quick action.
Senate Democrats reached agreement with key Republicans Friday night on an economic stimulus measure at the heart of President Barack Obama's plan for combatting the worst recession in decades.
Republicans are poised to cut spending, increase tax cuts, and refocus on homeowners.
Some 4 million more children would bring the total to more than 11 million covered
Obama invites GOP ideas for the largest spending bill in US history.
On Wednesday, the Labor Department reported that trade union membership rose 420,000 in 2008. New legislation could speed such growth.