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Senate Jobs Bill

Fiscal Affairs: "JOBS" Disaster Looms

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Simon Johnson

The Senate will vote today on whether to adopt the main provisions of the House bill. Passing this bill would be a major public policy mistake -- akin to the disastrous (and bipartisan) deregulation of the financial sector in the 1990s.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Jobs Plan Voted Down By Senate | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate rejected President Barack Obama's $447 billion jobs bill on Tuesday night, a move that was expected and clears the way for th...

Jennifer Bendery

Senate To Start Holding Breakout Votes In Late October | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House officials won't acknowledge that President Barack Obama's $447 billion jobs package is expected to fail in a Tuesday night v...

A Party of Bunnings

Steve Benen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Benen

Four months ago, Sen. Jim Bunning took a lonely, ridiculous stand -- there could be no jobs bill, and no extended help for the unemployed, if it increased the deficit. In the early summer, we have a Party of Bunnings.

Deficit Hawks Vote "No" on the American Dream

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hilary A. Doe

Despite allegations by Republicans and deficit hawks, the jobs bill is simply not a contribution to America's debt.

Arthur Delaney

No Clear Path Forward After Jobs Bill Fails Again In Senate | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Deficit concerns once again trumped jobless aid in the Senate as Republicans, a lone Democrat and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) on Thursday evening def...

Ryan Grim and Arthur Delaney

Deficit Eclipses Jobs In Congress: 'Nickel-And-Diming The Most Fragile People' | Ryan Grim and Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Late on Thursday evening, Democrats were arguing on the House floor over the size of a jobs bill that was two days overdue for a vote when word starte...

Daniel Henninger: Bring Back the Robber Barons | DANIEL HENNINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If the goal is job growth, we need to admit one fact: Political entrepreneurs create fewer jobs than do market entrepreneurs. We need new mass markets...

Sen. Jim Bunning Literally Gives the Finger to America (UPDATE Kyl Joins In, Jobless Aid "Disincentive To Work")

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

Sen. Jim Bunning has single-handedly forced the furlough of 2,000 transportation workers and cut off hundreds of thousands unemployed Americans from critical assistance.

House Shooting For Jobs Bill Vote Before Weekend

The Hill | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Democrats are nearing a deal on the Senate jobs bill and could vote on it before the weekend, according to House Ways and Means Committee Chairm...

Let's Have a Real Conversation About Jobs

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

What's really at stake here is the survival of perhaps the most endangered species in America: Its dwindling, almost non-existent middle class.

Jason Linkins

Glenn Beck Assails Scott Brown As A 'Progressive Republican' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As you know by now, Senator Scott Brown (R-Mass.) decided to lend his vote to the Senate jobs bill and ever since the bloom is off Brown's rose like so much of his clothing.

President Scott Brown Wins Jobs Bill, Tax Cuts

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Two events this week have served to illustrate my point about the ongoing failure of the Democrats to self-promote.

Jason Linkins

Conservatives Turn On Scott Brown Over Jobs Bill Vote: 'Low Life Scum Hypocrite!' [UPDATE] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Not long ago, Scott Brown (R-Mass.) was elected to the United States Senate and a nation rejoiced, because he was going to drive down to Washington D....

Sam Stein

Scott Brown Ad: New Senator Targeted Over Jobs Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the Senate gets ready to consider its jobs bill this week, a group that works closely with Democratic leadership and the Obama White House is worki...

Behold The (Extremely Tiny) Wonders Of Bipartisanship

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

Sure, getting this scrap of a jobs bill passed is better than passing nothing. But is today's bipartisan vote the beginning of anything remotely like a constructive working relationship?

Ryan Grim

Jobs Bill VOTE: GOP Filibuster Fails As Scott Brown And Others Break With Party | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scott Brown was in and out of the Senate chamber and had voted against his party before most of his colleagues had even arrived. "It's a small step,...

Workforce Demographics: Who Are We Creating Jobs For?

Deborah Frett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Deborah Frett

Women today remain under-represented in green sector jobs and I am hopeful that the Obama Administration and Congress will focus their efforts to make sure women are retained for sustainable careers.

Gallup: Americans Think the Best Way to Create Jobs Is to Protect Manufacturing

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

Senate Democrats should go back to the drawing board and do a real job bills that makes America competitive with China by investing in infrastructure with Buy America provisions.

On Jobs, Obama Should Channel Lincoln's Steely Resolve

Ben Mangan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Mangan

Obama has an opportunity to strengthen his leadership by emulating qualities beyond Lincoln's skills at bringing differing voices together. The president needs to channel Lincoln's steely resolve on the issue of jobs.

Ryan Grim

Jobs Bill Details Released: Read The Memo | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate Finance Committee released on Thursday a bipartisan draft of a proposed jobs bill, which includes business tax breaks, an extension of subs...

Senate Jobs Bill Misses Deadline, Republicans Want All Tax Cuts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Politico reports that Senate Democrats "will miss their self-imposed deadline for bringing a jobs bill to the floor Monday," and while DC's major snow...

Reid Working on Job-Creation Bill For 2010

The Hill | Walter Alarkon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats will take up a new job-creation bill in the wake of the 10.2 percent unemployment rate, Majority Leader Harry Reid told his colleague...