Tate Zeigler (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) last night voted against President Obama’s $447 billion American Jobs Act. The measure needed 60 votes to advance and failed in the Senate 50-49.
Graham made this statement on the vote:
“President Obama’s jobs proposal was nothing more than an expansion and continuation of the policies which have made our economy worse than when he took office. Rather than changing course when it is clear his policies are not working, President Obama seems to be doubling-down. It’s why there is bipartisan opposition to his plan. Should it ever become law, President Obama’s jobs bill will prove to be as ineffective in creating jobs as Obama health care was in lowering premiums.”