On the Hill

Obama Sends His Jobs Bill to Congress

President Obama got fiery in a speech at the Rose Garden on Monday, sending his $447 billion jobs proposal to Congress and imploring lawmakers to pass it with "no games, no politics, no delay." Republicans so far have cautiously praised Obama’s plan, saying in a letter that its “ideas merit consideration by Congress.” It’s unclear, however, if they’ll actually vote for its passage. Obama has said he will help cover the plan's cost by asking Congress’s deficit-reduction commission to seek additional cuts beyond the $1.5 trillion it is mandated to make.