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Martinez's final vote was against 'cash for clunkers'



Mel Martinez's last vote as United States senator came at 8:12 p.m. Thursday. It was against providing another $2 billion for the "cash for clunkers" program, which gives people up to $4,500 toward more fuel efficient vehicles.

The bill passed 60-37 and was signed into law Friday by President Obama. The mostly Republican opposition was cast as a stand against unchecked federal spending. (AP photo)


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:56pm]


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