$ 447 billion employment plan based on tax cuts and new spending, could not get the 60 votes needed in the Senate for further consideration.
“In the end, the American people will not accept a ‘no’ for an answer. It is time for Congress to assume its responsibility to its partisan politics aside and act for employment,” responded the Democratic president in a statement.
No Republican senator has voted in favor of the project. At least two Democratic senators voted with Republicans Tuesday night to effectively kill President Obama’s $447 billion jobs bill.