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Begich to Senate Democrats: Let’s Vote on Amendments


U.S. Senator Mark Begich released the following statement today in response to voting against moving forward on the Bring Jobs Home Act.

“I am disappointed partisan politics and Senate process got in way of good policy today. We need the Bring Jobs Home Act and more bills like it that help the Alaska economy.

“But I’ve told Senator Reid more than once that we can’t keep up this gridlock of voting on final bills without considering amendments – which is why I chose to stand up to him today and voted against moving forward. I’m not afraid to take tough votes and I believe we should allow floor amendments to get things done around here.”

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