Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Jobs Bill Passes Senate With 13 Republican Yes Votes

The Jobs Bill is a shell of its former self, paired down to 'just' $15 billion dollars. That was apparently enough to get some bipartisan support with 13 Republicans, including the newly elected Scott Brown, to vote for it. One Democrat was among the no votes. It is expected to easily pass in the House if they vote on it. Some are considering a much larger bill instead increasing the amount more then ten fold to $154 billion.

"The Senate easily passed a $15 billion jobs bill on Wednesday morning amid hope that the measure could provide a blueprint for other items on President Obama's agenda.

The measure passed 70 to 28, with 13 Republicans joining 57 Democrats in support of the package. One Democrat, Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska, voted against it.

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