and First Responders Back to Work Act of 2011 -
Vote Rejected (50-50)
Last week the Senate rejected consideration
of this bill that would allocate $30 billion in grants to state and local
governments to pay to hire or retain teachers and $5 billion in grants
to governments and other groups to pay for law enforcement officers and
emergency personnel. This was one component of the presidentís broader
jobs bill that was rejected earlier in the month.