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  • Obama Calls on Congress to Pass Jobs Bill, Not 'Now' But This Month

    10/03/2011 11:54:42 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 14 replies ^ | October 03, 2011 | unattributed
    President Obama on Monday abandoned his "pass this bill now" mantra, and instead called on Congress to vote on his jobs legislation this month, saying he will press legislative leaders from both parties to act quickly on the $447 billion proposal he delivered three weeks ago. Speaking to reporters at the beginning of a Cabinet meeting Monday, Obama said he is waiting for the plan to return to his desk. "It's been several weeks now since I sent up the American Jobs Act and as I've been saying on the road I want it back; I'm ready to sign it....