Tense Senate exchange flares over president's jobs bill
October 5th, 2011
12:02 AM ET
7 years ago

Tense Senate exchange flares over president's jobs bill

Washington (CNN) - In response to President Barack Obama's repeated calls for Congress to pass his jobs bill right away, Senate Republicans tried to call his bluff and force a quick vote on that legislation Tuesday.

The move, which Democrats blocked, was designed by Republicans to highlight that even some Democratic senators oppose the president's plan and it can't pass.


Filed under: Jobs • President Obama • Senate • Senate Republicans
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  1. fred ca

    It is an obvious and standard democrat party strategy. Delay action so they can accuse Republicans of delay. Denigrate, insult and slander Conservatives so that Conservatives can be accused of being vicious. Sit back and wait for the lsm and typical liberal idiots to sit up and clap like baby seals getting a fish treat.

    October 5, 2011 05:20 am at 5:20 am |
  2. J.V.hodgson

    IT is precisely these kind of political ( chess??) games all designed to allocate blame for whatever is proposed. As I understand it McConnels idea was NO ( again) debate just vote on the AJA as put forward by Obama. The most normal procedure Is a vote in the House with debate or amendments, pass to Senate and then if its needed amendments go back and forth until a bill emerges that passes both houses. hen the president signs or not.
    It is thru this debate Senator McConnel and House Cantor ( latter who publicly says he has no intention of putting Obama's jobs to the House floor).
    You know what that is its: delay, delay, delay, and effectively NO and I hope any jobless or under employed American gets that simple message and votes completely Democrat in next November, or other elections meantime.

    October 5, 2011 05:35 am at 5:35 am |
  3. T'sah from Virginia

    This proves that the Democrats are WIMPS!!! It did not matter when we had the majority in the HOUSE and Senate at the same time because the Democrats do not stick together!!! We need to find out who they are and get them OUT OF OFFICE!!! They can't "see through" what the Republicans are doing and this is constantly a problem!!!

    October 5, 2011 06:42 am at 6:42 am |
  4. VC

    it is a shame that they are still playing games. The GOP won the election stating that they will create jobs. Where are the jobs??? They have not created one job!!!

    October 5, 2011 07:39 am at 7:39 am |