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 ObamaGOP rep: North Korea wants Iran-type nuclear deal Dems fear lasting damage from Clinton-Sanders fight Iran's president warns US will pay 'high cost' if Trump ditches nuclear deal 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 McConnellSenate passes 0B defense bill Overnight Health Care: New GOP ObamaCare repeal bill gains momentum Overnight Finance: CBO to release limited analysis of ObamaCare repeal bill | DOJ investigates Equifax stock sales | House weighs tougher rules for banks dealing with North Korea MORE (R-Ky.), Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and Saxby ChamblissSaxby ChamblissFormer GOP senator: Let Dems engage on healthcare bill OPINION: Left-wing politics will be the demise of the Democratic Party GOP hopefuls crowd Georgia special race MORE (R-Ga.) — and House Minority Whip Eric CantorEric CantorEric Cantor offering advice to end ‘immigration wars’ Trump's olive branch differs from the golden eras of bipartisanship After divisive rally, Trump calls for unity 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.