Democrats wished Republicans a "happy anniversary" of sorts with a Web video marking the stimulus act's first year in law.

In their latest salvo against Republicans who voted against the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the Democratic National Committee (DNC) called 93 Republicans "hypocrites" for having promoted benefits from the bill in their districts.



"Republicans don't want to acknowledge that the recovery act has created jobs — many of them in their own districts," the ad says. "Except when they're asking for funding to create those very jobs."

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The DNC and other Democrats have sought to portray many in the GOP as having voted against the stimulus, only to have turned around and boasted of the bill's projects. The effort marks the one-year anniversary of President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaMcCarthy: ‘No deadline on DACA’ Democrats will need to explain if they shut government down over illegal immigration Trump’s first year in office was the year of the woman MORE signing the spending bill into law.

The DNC claimed in a conference call on Tuesday that as many as 93 Republican lawmakers had claimed benefits for the stimulus in their states or districts after having voted against the package.

The ad targets three senators — Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants NSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Overnight Finance: Lawmakers see shutdown odds rising | Trump calls for looser rules for bank loans | Consumer bureau moves to revise payday lending rule | Trump warns China on trade deficit MORE (R-Ky.), Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and Saxby ChamblissClarence (Saxby) Saxby ChamblissLobbying World Former GOP senator: Let Dems engage on healthcare bill OPINION: Left-wing politics will be the demise of the Democratic Party MORE (R-Ga.) — and House Minority Whip Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorEric Cantor: Moore ‘deserves to lose’ If we want to make immigration great again, let's make it bipartisan Top Lobbyists 2017: Hired Guns MORE (R-Va.) in particular for perceived flip-flops on the ARRA.

The act passed last year with no GOP votes in the House and two Republican votes in the Senate. Obama signed it into law on Feb. 17, 2009.