The Hill reports this morning that Senate Democrats remain divided over the President’s jobs bill. The Senate is set to take up the bill tonight, and if it fails because of Senate Democrats, the President will have a difficult time blaming Republicans.
Senate Democrats’ Opposition To Tax Increases Are Set To Derail President Obama’s Jobs Bill. “Despite the changes, the legislation still does not enjoy the support of all 53 senators who caucus with the Democrats. A handful of Democrats are undecided or leaning no on the bill. Democrats who will vote no or are leaning no include Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Jon Tester (Mont.) and Ben Nelson (Neb.), who all hail from red states and are up for reelection next year.” (Erik Wasson, “Democrats Scramble To Save Face On President Obama’s Jobs Bill, The Hill, 10/11/11)