11 March 2010

He Voted for You: Extending the Stimulus

U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., voted for the Tax Extenders Act of 2009.

Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., did not take part in the 62-36 roll call that passed what The Associated Press reported would "extend key pieces of last year's economic stimulus measure, including help for the jobless and money to help financially strapped states pay for health care for the poor."

The vote followed "protests from conservatives who say the bill adds too much to the $12.5 trillion national debt," the article said. "Six Republicans joined all but one Democrat, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, in voting for the bill."

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