08 Oct '11, 11am

Obama urges US Senate to pass jobs bill

Obama urges US Senate to pass jobs bill

President Barack Obama (above) on Saturday urged the United States (US) Senate to pass his jobs bill this week, boosted by a non-partisan group's report that the plan could cut the deficit and grow much-needed employment figures. -- PHOTO: REUTERS WASHINGTON (AFP) - President Barack Obama on Saturday urged the United States (US) Senate to pass his jobs bill this week, boosted by a non-partisan group's report that the plan could cut the deficit and grow much-needed employment figures. 'It is time for those who oppose the jobs act to explain why they are fighting against something that we know will improve the American economy,' Mr Obama said in his weekly Internet and radio address. The bill, he said, 'will provide our economy with the jolt that it really needs right now.' Urging senators to back his 'American Jobs Act' and overcome Washington's political gridlock, the US p...

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