Jobs Bill Passes Senate

Posted: February 23, 2010 by April Watkins in Economy, Harry Reid, U.S. Senate
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Freshman Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) broke ranks with the Republican leadership voting in favor of the “Reid Jobs Bill.”  The bill passed the Senate with a 62-30 vote, yet left frustration on both sides of the aisle. 

"Screw Bipartisanship!"

The original proposed bill was drafted by the finance committee and had bipartisan input and support.  However, before placing the bill for vote, deceptive Senate Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) decided to gut the bill of its tax breaks.  [Makes you wonder how this guy sleeps at night?]

Sen. Brown, along with other GOP members, made the call to vote for the bill even in its watered down form.  “This Senate jobs bill is not perfect … but I voted for it because it contains measures that will help put people back to work.”

Highway construction and other infrastructure projects will see a large portion of the funding in this version of the bill. 


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