Sen. Snowe, last Thursday:
Snowe expressed frustration at the fate of the contentious small business bill that she helped to draft. The bill, which would create a $30 billion lending fund for small businesses, has recently been opposed by Republican lawmakers, including Snowe, who have asked for amendments to the bill.And four days later:
Sen. Olympia Snowe says a package of tax breaks aimed at helping small businesses grow is her top priority when Congress gets back to work in mid-September.Apparently the senior senator opposes the bill and it's her top priority. Or something.
The Maine Republican first introduced the legislation in January. She says Senate Democratic leaders have repeatedly delayed consideration of the bill, even though it has the support of President Obama and senators from both parties.
Also, Republicans are against it but also for it. And Democrats are to blame.