The Missouri Democratic Party is calling on Republicans to stop standing in the way of measures like the one that passed the U.S. House today that will save over 3,000 jobs in Missouri for teachers and others.
Republican Roy Blunt did not even show up to vote on the measure today, and Todd Akin, Jo Ann Emerson, Blaine Luektemeyer and Sam Graves voted no a bill that will save over 3,000 jobs in Missouri and lower the Federal deficit. [http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll518.xml]
In response to Republicans' unwillingness to help hard working Missourians, Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Craig Hosmer released the following statement:
“The fact that Roy Blunt could not even show up to support Missouri jobs speaks volumes about his priorities, and his Missouri Republican colleagues ended up voting against jobs for the people they represent. It makes no sense for Republicans to vote against lowering the Federal deficit and saving over 3,000 jobs in our state. They are doing nothing more than playing politics at the expense of hard-working Missourians and their families."
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Democrats criticize Blunt for missing jobs bill vote
When the U. S. House of Representatives voted today on a bill to keep teachers and police officers working, Seventh District Congressman and U. S. Senate candidate Roy Blunt was a no-show as the Missouri Democratic Party pointed out in the following news release: