September 14th, 2010
12:45 PM ET
4 years ago

Small biz jobs bill passes key test vote

New York (CNNMoney.com) - The Senate voted Tuesday to move the $42 billion Small Business Jobs Act forward, bringing the bill one step closer to passage.

The bill passed a key test vote 61 to 37. A final vote is expected later this week. If the bill does pass a final Senate vote, it would still have to go back to the House of Representatives before it could hit the President's desk.

The measure is expected to create 500,000 jobs, according to a summary of the bill from the Senate.

The House passed its own version of the bill nearly three months ago. But the bill met opposition in the Senate. President Obama has been lobbying really hard to push the Senate to move on the bill.

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  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    It's about time Congress got on the ball. This bill has been stalled for far too long.

    September 14, 2010 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  2. Erik

    Hmm...I thought the Republicans claim Obama is against small business.

    September 14, 2010 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  3. A True Centrist

    "The measure is expected to create 500,000 jobs, according to a summary of the bill from the Senate."

    Must be a part of the "Recovery Summer" we have been hearing so much about. Thanks Dems for more made up forecasts. It really is amazing...how many people went from saying "I'll never vote for a Republican again" just two years ago to saying "Please, just get the Dems out of office" today? Two years is all it took!!

    September 14, 2010 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  4. Barry

    Here comes another bail out folks.

    September 14, 2010 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  5. sonny chapman

    Thank you Sen. V.; You really did put "Country First".

    September 14, 2010 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  6. GOP Scorched Earth Politics

    Leave it to the Republicans to sabotage the economy and the American workforce struggling to find new jobs in the interest of scoring political points.

    September 14, 2010 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  7. GI Joe

    Boner will nix it – wait and see. It's the "stall and vote against later" game the republicans have been playing since Jan. 2009.

    Remember what demented said about waterloo?

    Vote NO to the party of NO

    September 14, 2010 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  8. Mikey

    I guess the GOP figured they've stalled it long enough that it will have no measurable effect before the November elections, but can now say they voted for it. Nice job, once again. Extend the pain of Americans by three months for partisan political gain. Anyone who votes for the GOP and makes less than $200K ($300k for a family) is allowing themselves to be used. The only constituencies they care about are big business and the uber-rich. The rest of their voters are pawns.

    September 14, 2010 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  9. Poser

    The measure is expected to create 500,000 jobs, according to a summary of the bill from the Senate.
    The House passed its own version of the bill nearly three months ago. But the bill met opposition in the Senate.

    The opposition is from the GOP. They have made a bet that by keeping the jobs picture as bleak as possible people will vote for them. Vote NO to the Party of NO in NOvember.

    September 14, 2010 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  10. one voice

    This bill has been blocked all this time by the Corporate driven GOP to keep the economy growth slow. These GREEDY Bastards don't care about the millions of hurting Average Americans. The supporters of this party should be ASHAMMED of themselves for being DUPED for everyone to see. CLOWNS

    September 14, 2010 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  11. Dennis

    The Republicans do NOT want a jobs bill. They figure the longer they can stall it the better chance they will have of swaying the public into believing this is all President Obama's fault instead of Bush's. They desparately need to get back into power so they can continue making billionaires out of millionares. (at the expense of anyone who is trying to saving money with interest rates at ZERO. Let continue to support the GREEDY BANKERS)

    September 14, 2010 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  12. Deborah/Kansas City

    Thanks to Nancy Pelosi, the nations highest ranking woman ever. She has worked her entire career for the middle class, women, children, the elderly and the impoverished. Shame on The Grand Old Patriarchs for defaming her.

    September 14, 2010 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  13. Me

    "The House passed its own version of the bill nearly three months ago. But the bill met opposition in the Senate."

    The Senate is where good ideas go to DIE!

    This bill is essentially a package of Tax cuts for those that often get passed over for tax cuts...that actually need it. AND WHO did we have to fight to get a TAX CUT?!?! the G.nO.P. And the GOP is always good for a tax cut...Why would they oppose such a thing? I'll tell you why. It's because Obama is for it.
    If Obama is for it, they will be against it. Not because of ideological differences, NOT because they think it would be bad for the country, but becuse they stand in united opposition to Obama. They are not dedicated to YOU the citizens of this country. They are dedicated to money and the reclamation of power. And if they do reclaim power, what are they going to do to help The People? What did they do before?
    As card carrying Democrat, I would like to issue an apology. We apologize for failing to fix everything in 2 years. We did as much as we could the best that we could with what we had to work with. Please give us 2 more years. You gave the GOP 8 years....WE CAN'T EVEN HAVE 2?!?!
    COME ON PEOPLE

    September 14, 2010 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  14. TC, WPB moderate

    Now ask small business owners what this will do for them – nothing. But the banks – more cash to sit on. LOL

    September 14, 2010 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  15. Whatever

    So the Repubs decide to play along just before the mid term elections!!! People will hopefully not be fooled and the DEMS better take credit for this bill!!!!!! I pray it works like they say/think it will.

    September 14, 2010 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  16. Fan

    Good job senate

    September 14, 2010 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  17. Rick McDaniel

    More billions thrown away, by an inept Dem party.

    September 14, 2010 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  18. ART

    Republicans say no to this bill, its good for small business and will creat jobs and may be good for America, so just vote no

    September 14, 2010 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  19. derrick

    I applaud the two Republican Senators for finally putting aside partisan obstruciton to do what is right for small businesses and the American people. Kudos to the Dems and Pres Obama for staying in the fight.

    September 14, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  20. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Republicans stalled the jobs bill because they are busy getting jobs for themselves by asking you to vote for them. Just vote NO just as they voted NO for not helping Americans.

    September 14, 2010 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  21. Snow

    Another bill that is supposed to create jobs. If all this administrations bills created jobs like they claim they would, there would not be any unemployed people at this time.

    September 14, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  22. Dave

    This bill will create 500,000 jobs? Oh, you mean it will save 500,000 jobs. I mean, it will at least keep us from losing 500,000 jobs. Actually, it will reduce the number of jobs lost . . .

    September 14, 2010 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  23. dont care what you Demoncrates say

    here come obama taxes and more layoffs

    September 14, 2010 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  24. rob

    "The measure is expected to create 500,000 jobs, according to a summary of the bill from the Senate."

    We all know how true numbers like these coming from the government can be.

    Although its always good idea to help small businesses with tax breaks, Congress needs to extend and make pemenent the current tax rates. By advocating these tax cuts, the Administration and the Dems are essentially agreeing to two things: 1. they have failed miserably with Jobs and the economy and 2. they agree with Republicans that kepping tax rates low and making it easier for small businesses to grow and hire is the best way to recovery and long term growth.

    Nov. 2, can't come fast enough.

    September 14, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  25. Silence DoGood

    @Dutch
    Do you really think they just woke up and decided to do the right thing? The Dem-Repubs only do things for a pay off – there are elections going on and the last thing they want is to lose Dem-Repubs to actual second parties.

    Vote Independent, Tea, Green, Libertarian. Change the status quo.

    September 14, 2010 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
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