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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....
  • House GOP pledges speedy review of job proposals

    09/09/2011 5:37:39 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/9/2011 | DAVID ESPO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans unexpectedly pledged an immediate review of President Barack Obama's jobs proposals on Friday as he launched a public campaign for urgent passage of his day-old $447 billion program of tax cuts and new spending. "The time for gridlock and games is over," the president declared. "Nothing radical in this bill," Obama told a large crowd at the University of Richmond on the afternoon after his dramatic speech to Congress. "Everything in it will put more people back to work and more money back in the pockets of those who are working. Everything in it will...