Senator-Elect Brown Falsely Claims The Recovery Act Did Not Create Jobs

January 20, 2010 11:59 am ET

During a press conference today, Senator-Elect Scott Brown (R-MA) stated that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act "didn't work" and has not created "one new job." In reality, the Recovery Act created up to 1.6 million jobs and kept 6 million Americans out of poverty, including an estimated 98,000 in Brown's home state of Massachusetts.

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