Obama To Speak On American Jobs Act

10/11/2011 01:49 pm ET | Updated Dec 11, 2011
  • AP/The Huffington Post

President Barack Obama is pressing for passage of the American Jobs Act -- his full $447 billion jobs package -- in the face of certain congressional defeat while embracing more modest administrative remedies to the nation's sluggish economy and unwaveringly high unemployment.

Continuing his personal campaign for the legislation, Obama met with his jobs council of corporate and labor leaders in Pittsburgh Tuesday, making a plea for support in a state crucial to his re-election hopes.

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