Obama to Send Jobs Bill to Congress Tonight

More

President Obama will send a $447 billion jobs bill to Congress on Monday night, according to an administration official.

He will announce the move in a Rose Garden ceremony surrounded by teachers, firefighters, police officers, construction workers, small business owners, and veterans, the official said. Obama first announced the proposal to Congress last week.

Senate Democrats say they will quickly take up the American Jobs Act, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi asked Speaker John Boehner on Friday to push House committee chairmen to "move expeditiously" to hold hearings and pass the legislation. But House Republican leaders have said they are likely to break apart the bill to vote on provisions that can pass the House more easily as they work with Senate Democrats on the other parts of the bill.

Obama will visit Ohio and North Carolina this week to discuss the jobs plan he unveiled last Thursday. He has said he will release a detailed deficit-reduction plan on Sept. 19 that will cover the cost of the bill.

Jump to comments
Presented by

Catherine Hollander is a staff reporter (economy and budget) for National Journal.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

Video

What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

Video

Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

Video

Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

Video

Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

Video

The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

Writers

Up
Down

More in Politics

Just In