Obama seeks action on jobs bill pieces this week
President Barack Obama shifts gears this week on his job creation message.
With his big jobs bill defeated, he'll push Congress to get to work this week on passing individual pieces of the plan. He starts a three-day bus tour today through North Carolina and Virginia, two key reelection states.
As Obama makes his way through North Carolina and Virginia, he'll be calling on lawmakers to pass components of his bill that provide assistance to states to hire or prevent laying off teachers and first responders. Obama also wants lawmakers to pass $50 billion in new spending on infrastructure.
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