Campaign 2010

Mar 10, 2009

Dreier: When I say I donít support the economic recovery package, I mean I do

Representative David Dreier: When I say I don't support the economic recovery package, I mean I do support the economic recovery package

 

Today, with a delegation of 230-plus business and civic leaders from Southern California in Washington D.C. to "advocate for federal investments that create jobs and stimulate the economy," Representative David Dreier took the opportunity to talk out of both sides of his mouth.

 

"Representative Dreier pulled a fantastic sleight of hand trick today calling for new investment in Southern California's ‘infrastructure and innovation' after voting against a landmark economic recovery bill that would have done just that," said Andy Stone, Western Regional Press Secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.  "When he had the opportunity, Dreier joined with the rest of his ‘Just Say No' cohorts in voting against legislation to provide billions in infrastructure, education and job training funding to the Golden State - then, with local officials in town, pushed for just that type of federal support."

 

 

Background:

 

  • According to a press release today about the "Southern California on the Hill - Access Washington, D.C. 2009 trip," a delegation of elected officials and business leaders from throughout Southern California called on federal legislators to "rev ‘America's Recovery Engine' through strategic investments in [Southern California's] infrastructure, workforce, natural resources and more."

 

  • In the same release, Representative David Dreier is quoted as saying, "The nation relies on Southern California's infrastructure and innovation.  Strategic federal investments in these areas will yield tremendous returns from coast to coast..."

 

  • According to an independent analysis from the California Budget Project, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - which Dreier voted against twice - will mean $13 billion in tax cuts, nearly $4.5 billion in infrastructure investments and billions more for job training and education programs in California.

 

 

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