The U.S. Senate on Friday was on the brink of passing a $787 billion package of spending and tax cuts aimed at rescuing the struggling economy, hours after the House of Representatives approved the measure. Fifty-nine senators had cast votes in favor of the bill, with 38 opposed. That left just Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown, who was traveling to Washington from his home state and was expected to provide the 60th vote needed for passage. President Barack Obama delivers remarks to members of the Business Council in the East Room of the White House in Washington February 13, 2009. He was expected to arrive about 10:30 p.m. (0330 GMT Saturday) after attending services for his late mother. Only three Republicans voted for the measure. They were Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, and Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine. They had helped draft a compromise that broke a logjam over the package in the Senate. House Democrats wielded their majority to push one of the largest spending bills in U.S. history through the House by a vote of 246-183 and edge President Barack Obama closer to an early political victory. No House Republicans backed the stimulus measure, arguing it had too much spending and not enough tax breaks. That dashed Obama’s quest for bipartisan support he had sought and had hoped would break the gridlock that has gripped Congress for years. The final plan is split into 36 percent for tax cuts and 64 percent in spending and other provisions….