David Vitter on Corporations
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (LA-1)
Melancon is a former small businessman, having operated an insurance agency and several ice cream stores. "I had to worry about making payroll and staying in business and creating jobs," Melancon said.
Vitter didn't vote on the measure, saying his absence was equal to a "no" vote. The bill passed.
Vitter, who sits on the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, joined fellow Republicans in calling the measure another government bailout that would do little to stimulate small business and didn't provide enough tax breaks.
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