Oct 11, 2011

Politico: Jobs Bill May Not Get 51 In Senate

  • President Barack Obama’s jobs plan is at risk of getting less than 51 votes Tuesday evening in the Senate as a handful of politically vulnerable moderates hold out on the president’s signature economic proposal.

  • But falling short of a simple majority in the Democratic-led Senate would be an embarrassment for the president, and provide even more fodder for Republicans who have objected to the White House’s repeated calls to pass his jobs plan “now.”