A prominent Senate Democrat said that he would add rebates for senior citizens who depend on Social Security to the economic stimulus package, along with an extension of unemployment benefits.

The $156 billion proposal by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., would supplement the original $150 billion package agreed to by the White House and House leaders last week. The White House has urged lawmakers not to add to the originally agreed-to package to speed passage of the bill, however.

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