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September 9th, 2011
11:04 AM ET

Can Obama's jobs plan pass in Congress? Ron Brownstein weighs in

Although the White House would prefer not to call the jobs proposal President Obama unveiled last night a "stimulus," referring to it rather as a "jolt" to the economy, some leading Republicans have already labeled the jobs package the second stimulus.

The proposal, named the "American Jobs Act," consists of a mixture of $253 billion dollars of tax cuts and $194 billion dollars of new spending. Although the president insisted that the plan includes measures that both Democrats and Republicans have supported in the past, columnists have already started to speculate as to whether or not the bill will get passed in the Republican-controlled House.

Today on American Morning, Ron Brownstein, CNN senior political analyst, weighs in on Obama's jobs proposal and when it could potentially get passed.

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