President Obama Pressures Congress to Pass his Jobs Bill
President Barack Obama pressured Congress last Tuesday to consider his $450 billion jobs bill. He said that it has been two weeks since he gave the bill to Capitol Hills. He said that he wants it approved so that he can sign the bill and give people jobs.
He spoke before the Abraham Lincoln Hill School to emphasize the education elements of his jobs bill. He said that the school’s science labs were built decades ago and schools need to update their facilities. But overall, his speech was similar to the ones he gave across the country.
There have been no signs as to whether the president has already won over the Republicans in Congress. Obama spokesman Jay Carney said to reporters that the president hopes that members of Congress would listen to their constituents. President Obama said in his speeches around the country that each one can help by sending a message to Congress to pass the jobs bill.
The jobs bill would require $25 billion to improve public schools. Colorado’s share can lead to 3,400 jobs. The jobs plan is a mixture of spending and payroll tax cuts. The president said that wealthier individuals, companies and families must pay more to support more jobs.