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"No" Votes for Jobs

February 17, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

Before signing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 into law on Tuesday, the Obama administration released an assortment of fact sheets on the its estimated impacts in several areas. One of those fact sheets outlines the bill’s impact on employment by congressional district.

CongressDaily ($) notes that, according to that document, seven of the ten districts projected to gain the most jobs under the bill are represented by Republicans in the House. The Representatives for those districts are:

Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R, UT-3]
Rep. Rob Bishop [R, UT-1]
Rep. Dean Heller [R, NV-2]
Rep. Michael McCaul [R, TX-10]
Rep. Jeff Flake [R, AZ-6]
Rep. Trent Franks [R, AZ-2]
Rep. John Linder [R, GA-7]

…all of whom nonetheless voted against the bill.

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