Says Bipartisan Bill Would Have Done More to Help Businesses Create Jobs
Posted on February 22, 2010
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement regarding his vote against cloture on Senator Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) jobs bill:
“The Majority Leader rejected a bipartisan bill supported by the White House and many senators and instead forced through a partisan proposal. This new bill will do only a fraction of what the original bill would have done to help businesses create jobs and ignores key benefits for unemployed Americans that are set to expire this week."