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Lawmakers Differ On Obama Jobs Plan

Rep. Gerry Connolly

The differences of opinion on the jobs plan President Obama laid out Thursday evening are largely fall along party lines, and the views of lawmakers in the region are following suit.


It's Up To Congress Whether To Back Obama's Plan

Appearing before a joint session of Congress, President Obama outlined his American Jobs Act. Some on Capitol Hill said it was a rehash of other ideas. House Majority Leader Cantor says he heard some proposals that probably can be accomplished.

Nevadans Watch Obama With Low Expectations

President Obama plans to take his job creation message to the American people in the coming weeks. Nevada has the highest unemployment rate in the country. A group of people, who are employed, watched Obama's speech, and most of them are not convinced his plan would create good long-term jobs.

Obama Proposes $450 Billion American Jobs Act

Before a joint session of Congress Thursday night, President Obama outlined what he called the American Jobs Act, and he repeatedly called on lawmakers to pass it "right away." Among other things, the proposal includes a cut in payroll taxes for both employers and employees.

Obama Argues For Jobs Plan, Pressures GOP To Act

With the nation facing the specter of a renewed recession and Washington virtually paralyzed by partisan gridlock, President Obama sought to pressure GOP lawmakers in his speech to a joint session of Congress. He dared the Republican-led House to block his proposals for a new stimulus of targeted tax cuts and spending.


A Look At Reaction To Obama's Jobs Speech

President Obama outlines his jobs plan before the nation and Congress. For more, Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Andrea Seabrook.

Economists Discuss Obama's Jobs Speech

Robert Siegel talks to economists Phillip Swagel, a former assistant secretary for economic policy at the Treasury Department, and Christina Romer, President Obama's first chair of the Council of Economic Advisers.

Schakowsky Discusses Obama's Speech

President Obama presented his plan for job creation. For more, Robert Siegel talks to Rep. Jan Schakowsky, an Illinois Democrat.

A Recap Of Obama's Jobs Speech

President Obama presented his plan to create jobs before a joint session of Congress Thursday night. Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Mara Liasson for more on the president's speech.