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Senator’s Collins and Snowe are happy with the year old Stimulus Bill…..

Proving that all politics is local…..the Moderate Republican Senators are bucking the GOP party line and heaping praise on the Bill which they signed on to…..

[Senator’s Snowe and Collins of Maine]

This from USAToday…..

While many congressional Republicans were lining up yesterday to call the year-old economic stimulus a failure, two GOP lawmakers who supported the $862 billion package were signing its praises — not in Washington, but in their home state of Maine.

Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, both Maine Republicans, issued a joint statement touting the Transportation Department’s decision to award $14 million in stimulus funds to the state’s ports, according to the Bangor Daily News. “Given that our great nation is recovering from the deepest recession since World War II, this funding is a step forward that will assist in the expansion and rehabilitation of these vital ports,” the statement said, according to the newspaper.

The story — headlined Stimulus dollars headed to Eastport, Searsport — can be found here.

The pair of Maine moderates are the only Republicans in the Senate who supported the stimulus package. (Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania was a Republican when he voted for the stimulus last year but has since switched to the Democratic party.)

Unlike many of their GOP colleagues, Snowe and Collins didn’t make any comments yesterday about how they think the stimulus package is working overall. Spokesmen for Snowe and Collins didn’t return phone messages seeking comment yesterday.

February 18, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Law, Media, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, The Economy, Updates, Women | , , ,

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