From CNN's Carol Costello:
The Democratic-controlled Senate is expected to take up President Obama's controversial jobs bill today, with a key procedural vote on whether to debate the bill scheduled for this evening.
The bill extends unemployment payments, cuts the payroll tax, provides money to hire more teachers and construction workers, and boasts a tax on millionaires to pay for it all. The president has traveled to eight different cities to promote the legislation, although Republican lawmakers remain opposed to the bill.
Senator Mitch McConnell remarked last week, "What this week has shown, beyond any doubt, is that Democrats would rather talk about partisan legislation that they know won't pass, than about actually passing legislation we know would create jobs. "
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