Retiring Republican Senator George Voinovich said he plans to help push a package of small-business incentives through the Senate next week, a move that would give President Obama and congressional Democrats a key victory on the economy in the final weeks before the November midterm elections.
In an interview, Voinovich said he could no longer support efforts by Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky to delay the measure in hopes of winning the right to offer additional GOP amendments. Most of the proposed amendments “didn’t have anything to do with the bill,’’ anyway, Voinovich said, and amounted merely to partisan “messaging.’’
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Friday, September 10, 2010
Republican Voinovich Jumps On Obama Bill
GOP senator ready to give on business-incentives measure; The Boston Globe