February 23rd, 2010
06:00 PM ET
13 years ago

Senate jobs bill vote likely Wednesday

Washington (CNN) - While Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, indicated that a vote on the Senate jobs bill could come at any time, it is now expected to take place Wednesday.

Earlier Tuesday, Reid said he was "confident" that the Senate could "work out a reasonable time to vote on this ... Otherwise, we'll have to do it really late tonight or very early in the morning."

Filed under: Harry Reid • Jobs • Senate
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  1. Larnell Smith

    I hope they don't vote at night....its just more fodder for angry conservative fire

    February 23, 2010 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  2. Papasan in AZ

    Accept the reality that the Government is never going to bail out Main Street USA, Jobs Bill is a cruel joke, once you do you will be partially depressed and relieved. Here is the good part, we can start believing in ourselves, move forward with our lives, and tell Washington to drop dead, and Washington is very scared about it too. There is a lot of power in relinquishing Washington's control over your life and future.

    The Great Depression was the same way, Americans finally gave up on " Help is on the way " and created a their own help called " Self Reliance ". That's how Mom, Dad, Grand Pa and Grand Ma did it, and that's how we have to do it.

    Good Bye, Good Luck, and don't forget to write!


    February 23, 2010 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  3. Obama the Liar

    almost the final nail in dirty harry's political coffin...hurry November.

    February 23, 2010 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  4. Betty in Arizona

    Get it done. Do something. We did not send you all to WA to thumb your noses at us. YOU WORK FOR US.

    February 23, 2010 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  5. Obama mama

    The jobs bill is half garbage... it is better to do nothing or make sure you get it right.

    Note: the government doesn't make jobs., companies do. But, the government can regulate business in a way that they have to let employees go.

    February 23, 2010 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  6. Victim of GOP Taliban

    Finally something passed? Poor hypocrite Republicans were forced to vote yes otherwise get exposed as frauds fighting to keep Americans unemployed to score political points.

    February 23, 2010 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  7. The Lonely Libertarian of Liverpool NY

    Woo Hoo another bailout! What is this the sixth or the seventh bailout since 2006? More taxpayer money wasted.
    Remember when this was done by Pres. Carter? Companies would lay off the current staff and hire new people to get the tax break. That's right keep doing the same things over and over expecting different results, that is sound logic. I know why not start the OCEDA program again too, that worked great, NOT.

    February 23, 2010 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  8. Proud DEM

    Anyone who would be against this, should be considered un-American!!! Plain and simple people....quit being haters Rethugs and get in the game to turn things around for us here in the United States of America!!! Stop playing hateful politics with the U.S.A!!

    February 23, 2010 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |

    A porkulous bill by any other name is still PORK!!!

    February 23, 2010 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  10. NC

    Perhaps Senator Richard Burr from our state will find the time to show up for this vote and vote yes. He spent yesterday in NC filing for reelection while other senators were discussing the jobs bill. Unemployment in many areas of our state has been in double digits for quite some time. Senator Burr please think about our state and not just the republican party.

    February 23, 2010 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  11. Sue

    Go to The Federation for American Immigration Reform and the Numbersusa websites.............

    The bill that Harry Reid is now pushing does NOT prevent illegals from getting some of these jobs.

    In other words........employers will be getting tax credits, even if they hire illegals.

    February 23, 2010 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  12. all the news that is fit too omit

    Heard earlier that the Republicans asked for 5 things that were part of the original agreed upon bill (that Reid squashed) and Reid said flat out NO.

    I hope Brown goes back and tells this gutless lying loser where to go.

    Reid, the unemployment line for you and your LOSER son awaits.

    February 23, 2010 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |