Statement by Senator Mark Pryor In Support of the Economic Recovery Package
Senator Mark Pryor today made the following statement after voting in support of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, legislation designed to create and sustain jobs through a combination of infrastructure investments and tax incentives for middle-class families and small businesses:
"This recovery package gets the wheels of our economy turning again. It places a much-needed emphasis on lifting up rural states like Arkansas by funding infrastructure projects involving our transportation, water, energy and broadband needs. Provisions in this bill also provide a lifeboat for individuals struggling in today's economy. While not perfect, the overall bill offers a balanced mix of tax cuts and investments. I'm optimistic it will provide the jolt to our economy that we need now and for the future."