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“We started out with a lot of talk about timely, targeted and temporary, and a whole lot of talk about infrastructure. And we have ended up with a bill that contains four times as much money for tax cuts as it does for infrastructure and putting people back to work,’’ DeFazio said.
DeFazio chairs the highways and transit subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He said the tax cuts are not going to help rebuild 160,000 bridges in need of repair nationwide, including thousands in Oregon.
The latest version of the stimulus bill cuts about 700,000 jobs nationwide from the version adopted by the House in January, DeFazio said.
HOW OREGON DELEGATION VOTED HOUSE: Oregon’s House members split 3-2 as the bill passed 246-183.
Voting yes: Earl Blumenauer, D-3rd District; Kurt Schrader, D-5th District; David Wu, D-1st District.
Voting no: Peter DeFazio, D-4th District; Greg Walden, R-2nd District.
SENATE: Oregon’s two senators, Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, both Democrats, both voted in favor of the bill, which passed 60-38.
Originally posted by Hx3_1963
Here in Michigan...Slash the Budget.
Auto Industry is Hanging on by a Static Electric Connected Thread.
1000's of Bridges here Patched up with Plywood to Keep Concrete from Falling on Passing Motorists. Potholes Turning into Sinkholes.
[edit on 2/14/2009 by Hx3_1963]