Paul Ryan In 2010 Dan Rea Interview: ‘I Did Not Request Any Stimulus Money’

August 16, 2012 12:00 AM
Paul Ryan In 2010 Dan Rea Interview: ‘I Did Not Request Any Stimulus Money’
" BOSTON (CBS/AP) – Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan denied requesting stimulus money for his home state of Wisconsin in a 2010 interview on WBZ NewsRadio 1030.

Ryan has been one of the harshest critics of President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plan.

But months after Congress approved the nearly $800 billion package, he was trying to steer money under the program to companies in his home state.

Rep. Ryan wrote letters in 2009 to Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis seeking stimulus grant money for two Wisconsin energy conservation companies. One of those companies, the nonprofit Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corp, later received $20.3 million from the Energy Department to help homes and businesses improve energy efficiency, according to federal records.

But, in a October 28, 2010 interview on WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Nightside with Dan Rea, Ryan denied ever seeking stimulus money.

“I assume you voted against the stimulus and I’m just curious if you accepted any money in your district,” a caller, who identified himself as Joe from Stoughton, asked "

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