Senate Democrats Push $26 Billion Jobs Bill

Senate Democrats will push a $26 billion measure to help states and local school boards in a bid to preserve jobs.

The bill aims to preserve the jobs of tens of thousands of public sector employees by extending programs from last year's stimulus bill, the Associated Press reported. Democrats hope to gain support from Maine Republican Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins in a vote today.

Snowe and Collins had been concerned that the bill would cut funds to Navy shipbuilding accounts. The Bath Iron Works is one of Maine's major employers. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) removed the cuts on Monday.

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tbearwuffa

If all the old farts ,that are wearing new balance shoes(skowhegan. maine andL L.L.bean flannel shirts Freeport would contact Olympia and susan it might be effective

August 04 2010 at 1:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
richperry05

oh i see now our government is not trying to create jobs with all the they are stealing from our children/grandchildren they are now focusing to spend more money on saving jobs????? are you confused to..... answer to question................REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER

August 04 2010 at 1:10 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
cmdrhlamb

as compared to the GOP's new jobs bill?.......more extensive tax cuts for the wealthy, less regulation, and less tax on inheirted fortunes.....glad to see they are working on something for the middle class......

August 04 2010 at 10:27 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
mdunnjr

Let's keep buying votes--not with my money. I am tired of the Democratic lack of fiscal responsibility. Most states are struggling because of over bloated government workers and teachers--how many more studies do these clowns need to see. The naswer is let's spend more money and prolong the problem. I do hope we get some people in place that have some common sense and a desire to put America back in the World Leader position.

August 04 2010 at 10:25 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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cmdrhlamb

so the GOP is more fiscally responsible?.....the last GOP president increased our debt by more than 70%......added four trillion a year to our debt just to give tax cuts to the wealthy, with no way of paying for it.....now they are recommending more of the exact same.....which will add trillions to our debt to pay for the tax cuts........wow, how fiscally responsible of them....

August 04 2010 at 10:28 AM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
duey35

First a 33 billion dollar unemployment extention now a 26 billion dollar jobs bill ! Wow Uncle Sam sure is generous with our money. Have you seen your local public service people doing anything as of late?

August 04 2010 at 10:09 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Iselin007

Clever the only people not being foreclosed on are the ones drawing off the property taxes which keep going up!

August 04 2010 at 9:43 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Iselin007

Let them live on nothing like everyone else has!

August 04 2010 at 9:41 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Iselin007

They fear pulling pallets at Walmart so much they got to make sure Goverment employees don't have to look for a job!

August 04 2010 at 9:38 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
szemaitis

CONGRESS BOTH SIDES WHWN WILL YOU WAKE UP YOU ALL OF YOU BETTER WAKE UP,AND STOP THIS MASSIVE TRADE DEFF. SO SMALL BUS CAN HAVE A CHANCE AGAIN.WE CAN PUT PEOPLE BACK TO WORK WE NEED DON'T NEED GOVERMENT MONIES JUST LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE AND DUE THE RIGHT THING GET YOUR HEADS OUT OF YOUR YOU KNOW WHAT.
SMALL BUS OWNER
SAM

August 04 2010 at 9:20 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
lbhsny54

Instead of adding new debt to the Nation why not tap into the unused TARP money that was suppose to be working for us with all those Shovel Ready projects Obama boosted about. Use what avaiable and put no more debt on the backs of my grandchildren and the unborn.

August 04 2010 at 8:53 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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goringm14

Thought it said above that it is coming from the stimulus from last year.

August 04 2010 at 8:58 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply