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  Kirk votes against jobs bill he praised earlier
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Last EditedRP  Aug 11, 2010 11:52am
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News DateTuesday, August 10, 2010 05:50:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionRep. Mark Kirk voted against legislation helping states pay for teachers and health care Tuesday, just one day after he said he was likely to support the measure.

The $26 billion legislation was approved largely along party lines, and President Barack Obama signed it immediately.

Kirk said Monday that the jobs bill would not increase the federal deficit and he was inclined to support it because it would keep teachers in the classroom. But when it came time to vote, the Republican voted "no."
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