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(CNN) - As President Obama signed the $787 billion economic stimulus bill, Republicans offered mixed views on whether they believe it will ultimately be effective.
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele and House Republican Leader John Boehner both said the measure will fail to create jobs, while Florida Gov. Charlie Crist hailed the effects the bill will have on his state.
“At a time when Florida is facing historic economic challenges mirrored across the country, these federal stimulus dollars will help Florida meet critical needs in education, transportation and Medicaid," Crist said in a statement.
Other Republican governors have not been as supportive of the package, including Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
"We’ll need to look at the federal funding on a case-by-case basis," Palin said in a statement.
And Boehner, who successfully led his party to universally oppose the measure in the House, called it a "raw deal for American families."
“Our nation is in recession, and responsible action is required to help our economy protect and create jobs. This isn’t it," he said.