Senate Dems Go for Job-Creation Angle
Posted on Feb 4, 2010
Just a day after their motivational session with President Barack Obama, Senate Democrats got back to the task of regaining some lost political capital, making a bid to better their situation and that of out-of-work Americans by introducing a job-creation package—on the same day, the Los Angeles Times noted, that Massachusetts Sen.-elect Scott Brown was to be sworn in. We’re not seeing too much irony in that situation, actually. —KA
Los Angeles Times:
“Our No. 1 emphasis is going to be on creating jobs,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).
But the political question hovering over the newfound push is whether it comes too late to quell growing voter dissatisfaction with how Democrats are handling the economy.
Ironically, the announcement of a job-creation package came on the same day that Scott Brown, the winner of a special election last month in Massachusetts, is set to be sworn in as a new Republican senator. Brown is to be sworn in at 5 p.m. EST.
AP / Pablo Martinez Monsivais
Buck up, Harry: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid listens as President Barack Obama addresses the Senate Democratic Policy Committee Issues Conference on Wednesday at the Newseum in Washington.