Obama Seeks Jobs Vote Strategy

Meets with Democrats to plan how to get measure passed.

President Barack Obama is scheduled to confer today with U.S. Senate Democratic leaders on a strategy for getting a vote on a $447 billion jobs plan that he said would give the economy the “jolt” it needs to spark hiring.

With the recovery being dragged down by the European debt crisis, Obama argued that the package of tax cuts and spending is needed to “guard against another downturn.”

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