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Republicans Gleefully Took Credit For Obama’s Stimulus After Voting Against It. Not This Time.

Former President Barack Obama and current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
March 31, 2021 11:32 a.m.

In 2009, Republicans from Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) took credit for improvements to their states funded by former President Barack Obama’s $787 billion stimulus bill in 2009 — legislation all three of them voted against. 

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