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Senate blocks money for teachers, firefighters

Publié par Clifford Armion le 21/10/2011

Rosalind S. Helderman

Nine days after President Obama's $447 billion jobs packagewas blocked in the U.S. Senate, one of the plan's key components which would provide $35 billion to states and local governments to hire teachers and first responders suffered the same fate late Thursday.

The vote represented the legislative part of a strategy by Democrats to convince voters that they are pushing popular job-creation bills that are being thwarted by Republican opposition.

All 47 Republicans voted against allowing the bill to proceed to a full debate, arguing that temporary stimulus dollars for state and local government would do little to bolster the private sector.

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"Senate blocks money for teachers, firefighters", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2011. Consulté le 26/11/2022. URL: