06/25/2010 // Washington, D.C., US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
Washington, D.C. – A bill aimed at extending benefits for the jobless failed to pass in the Senate on Thursday. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the measure, which included provisions for providing aid to protect the jobs of government workers at state and local levels, as well as tax breaks for businesses, was defeated by Republicans 57-43.
Max Baucus is quoted by the AP as stating of the bill, “This is a bill that would remedy serious challenges that American families face as a result of this Great Recession… This is a bill that works to build a stronger economy. This is a bill to put Americans back to work.”
Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is further quoted in the report as stating of the measure, “It adds new taxes and over $30 billion to an already staggering $13 trillion dollar national debt.”
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