The Obama campaign sent out an email today asking supporters to urge Congress to at least vote on the president’s jobs bill almost immediately after Democratic majority leader Harry Reid blocked a vote on the bill in the Senate.

On the Senate floor today, Republican leader Mitch McConnell asked for unanimous consent to proceed on voting on the bill. Reid, who has struggled to find enough votes for the bill in the Democratic caucus, objected to the motion and killed the opportunity for a vote.

So will the Obama campaign be asking its supporters to "call out" Harry Reid and "demand" he and Senate Democrats pass the bill?

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douglaslee 3 years 3 weeks ago
#1

McConnell tied the vote to the China trade currency bill, not a stand alone vote. Reid has to compile the goodies to buy the votes, McConnell gets 'nays' without asking, or threatening.

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Phaedrus76 3 years 3 weeks ago
#2

Reid needs to get a bill that all 53 dems will vote Yea on, and he isn't there because the blue dogs won't support a bill that is largely full of conservative ideas, because it is proposed by Obama.

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arky12 3 years 3 weeks ago
#3

Both the House and the Senate need to just set aside who proposed what and vote based on the merits of the bill. Place their vote for the American people who are their constituents who will vote them out or choose to keep them in office as their representative based on how they vote and for what.

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