Alexander Says Offshoring Bill "Would Raise Taxes on Job Creators"

Posted on September 28, 2010

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement today on his vote against moving S. 3816, the so-called Offshoring bill, to the Senate floor:

“The best thing Congress can do for Americans right now is lower – not raise – the cost of creating good jobs. This bill would raise taxes on the very job creators that we hope will hire out-of-work Americans, which makes no sense, especially in the middle of a recession.”

The bill required 60 votes to be brought to the Senate floor for debate; it failed by a vote of 53-45.

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