Webb, Warner Vote to Pass Jobs Bill

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A few minutes ago, Jim Webb and Mark Warner joined 68 other U.S. Senators (including 13 Republicans) to pass H.R. 2847, aka the "jobs bill." Voting against jobs were 27 Republican'ts plus de facto Republican't Ben Nelson of Nebraska.

The Washington Post explains that this bill "is the first element of what Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) has said will be a multipart 'jobs agenda.'" The bill that passed the Senate this morning "would give companies a break from paying Social Security taxes on new employees for the remainder of 2010" and extend the Highway Trust Fund for a year, among other things. Thank you, Senators Webb and Warner. No thank you to the Republican'ts.