Thursday, February 04, 2010

Senate Ready to Tackle Jobs

The Senate is reportedly already getting to work on Obama’s promise to create more jobs. According to new reports, Democratic Leaders in the Senate are expecting to have a package ready by the end of the week. A vote on the new package could be slated for as early as Monday on the legislation that is expected to create as many as one million new jobs. Checkout the following article on this job creation package, courtesy of

With the balance of power changed in the Senate, Democrats have moved away from introducing a comprehensive bill similar to the $154 billion legislation passed by the House in December. Instead, the Democrats will likely push through smaller measures in stages.

"First of all, we do not have a jobs bill," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, on Tuesday. "We have a jobs agenda that we're working on."

Sensitive to the political shift, Reid said he's hoping for a bipartisan bill, though he declined to provide details or a cost estimate at Thursday's press conference. But Democrats will push ahead regardless of whether the Republicans join, he said.

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