Votes for Economic Stimulus and Renewable Energy Investment Packages

Date: Sept. 26, 2008
Location: Washington, DC

Congresswoman Lois Capps today voted to boost the struggling economy, create jobs, and help provide additional relief to families hard hit by the economic slowdown. The House of Representatives passed two pieces of legislation, the Job Creation and Unemployment Relief Act of 2008 (H.R. 7110) by a vote of 264 to158, and the Renewable Energy and Job Creation Tax Act of 2008 (HR 7060) by a vote of 257 to 166.

"The country's economic slowdown has brought on soaring prices for energy, health care and other basic necessities, making it increasingly difficult for families and small businesses on the South and Central Coasts to get ahead," Congresswoman Capps said.

"These bills would have an immediate positive effect on the economy by putting people to work through infrastructure improvements and supporting the development of cutting-edge renewable energy technologies. They would also help ensure families don't go hungry or lose their health coverage as a result of the state budget crisis. I hope my colleagues in the Senate will pass these bills soon so Congress can send them to the President for his signature."