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3 years 5 days ago

Congress easily OKs bill for vets, contractors

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has overwhelmingly approved a bill helping government contractors and unemployed veterans, finally giving President Barack Obama the chance to sign the first, tiny shred of his $447 billion jobs bill into law. The House consented to the popular legislation Wednesday 422-0 as Democrats and Republicans...

4 years 3 months ago

House to consider Jobs Bill

House Democrats are convening an emergency session to pass a bill aimed at saving hundreds of thousands of teachers and other public workers from unemployment. The one-day session Tuesday also may address another issue that will be on voters' minds this November - lax border security - with passage...

4 years 8 months ago

President Obama signs jobs bill

President Barack Obama has signed into law a package of tax breaks and spending designed to give the nation a jobs boost. In a sunny Rose Garden ceremony, Obama said the legislation will help the private sector start hiring again. It is the first of several jobs measures...

4 years 8 months ago

Obama slated to sign new jobs bill

Just a day after a jobs bill cleared Congress, President Barack Obama is expected to sign it today. After yesterday's vote in the Senate, Obama said he hoped the bill would be the first in a series of jobs packages. It includes $18 billion in tax breaks, and extends...

4 years 8 months ago

Senate poised to approve jobs bill

The Senate is taking up a temporary tax break for companies that hire unemployed workers. The legislation contains about $18 billion in tax breaks and a $20 billion infusion of cash into highway and transit programs. It would exempt businesses hiring the unemployed from the 6.2 percent Social Security...

4 years 8 months ago

Jobs legislation nears House passage

The House is poised to pass a jobs bill - one that calls for a mix of highway funding and tax breaks for companies that hire unemployed workers. Some Democrats, especially those who represent minority districts, feel the Senate version of the jobs bill is too small. But...

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