MIM – Harper and Thompson Vote No, Taylor and Childers Vote Yes on Jobs Bill

In something you don’t see everyday, Representatives Gregg Harper and Bennie Thompson both opposed a House bill, while Representative Gene Taylor and Travis Childers both supported it. The bill was the $15 billion jobs bill that recently cleared the Senate (that Wicker and Cochran supported). The final House vote was a rather close 217-201.

Harper joined 165 Republicans in opposing the bill mainly for fiscal reasons. But Thompson joined several other members of the Black Caucus who opposed the bill arguing that it does not spend enough and therefore will not make a difference.

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