The Senate narrowly passed its $383 billion economic recovery plan on February 10, by a vote of 61-37. With its passage, the House and Senate now head to a Conference Committee to come up with a final version of the bill to send to President Obama for his signature. The House passed a similar measure, worth $819 billion, on Jan. 28. From what members of the Alliance have been able to gather, the Senate bill includes $500 million for Head Start and $550 million for Early Head Start. BOTH bills have $2 billion for CCDBG. The Senate bill has $13 billion for IDEA Part B, with a 15% mandate that must be used for Section 619 preschool, and the House bill has $13 billion without the 15% mandate.