Dems Scramble For Votes On Jobs Bill, May Split Legislation Into Pieces

Dems Scramble for Votes on Jobs Bill, May Split Legislation Into Pieces

ReutersDems Scramble for Votes on Jobs Bill, May Split Legislation Into PiecesFox NewsWASHINGTON – Senate Democrats are poised to bring Obama's jobs bill to the floor for a vote Tuesday, but with passage facing long odds, party leaders may break the legislation into parts, hoping for greater success in smaller increments.

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