Despite Senate defeat Obama continues to stump for jobs bill
Obama pushing forward promoting his jobs bill. White House photo by Samantha Appleton
By JANIE AMAYA
Talk Radio News Service
WASHINGTON – President Obama continues to tout his administration’s jobs bill despite seeing it fail to pass a key procedural vote in the Senate Tuesday night.
“I sent Congress a jobs bill made up of the kinds of proposals that, traditionally, Democrats and Republicans have supported,” Obama said during an American Latino heritage forum Wednesday.
“Independent economists who do this for a living have said the American Jobs Act would lead to more growth and nearly 2 million jobs next year,.But apparently, none of this matters to Republicans in the Senate. Because last night, even though a majority of senators voted in favor of the American Jobs Act, a Republican minority got together as a group and blocked this jobs bill from passing the Senate.”
The president added that he refuses to take no for an answer and will continue to pressure Congress to meet its responsibility to put Americans back to work.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the White House will now focus on passing individual portions of the larger jobs package.