March 18th, 2010
07:09 PM ET
13 years ago

One jobs bill down ... what happens next?

New York ( - Now that it's taken its first baby step towards creating jobs, Congress is looking at more measures to spur employment.

Don't expect any blockbuster bills with inventive hiring initiatives. With partisan politics dominating Capitol Hill, lawmakers are concentrating on bite-sized bills that are easier to pass. Most of the measures merely extend or expand existing laws.

Here's where things stand in both chambers:

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Filed under: Economy • Jobs
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  1. LacrosseMom

    After they pass Healthcare, Congress will be in another fight....... to place new strong regulations in place so that the Wall Street Greedy who almost destroyed capitalism singlehandedly and the Banking Crooks never gamble with our money again!

    Who will have the courage to stand up and do the right thing?

    Not to the GOP.

    March 18, 2010 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  2. Cindy

    Baby steps are the only things that can get passed "relatively" quickly in Congress these days. Even this no brainer (as well as the jobless benefits extension) had it's bumps and potholes to contend with.

    As long as Republicans continue pledge to "Party First over Country" and continue to block in unison, it's either baby steps actions, or big dramatic legislation that takes up a whole year with watered down results, like Health Care Reform.

    March 18, 2010 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  3. Keith in Austin

    The reason another jobs bill isn't being pushed by congressional liberals is because their first one has been a dismal failure, unemployment remains pathetic and they are already bankrupting the Country. As Margaret Thatcher so aptly said, Socialism always fails because ultimately it runs out of other people's money!

    March 18, 2010 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |