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Obama Says Jobs Bill Vote Is ‘Moment of Truth’ for Senate

October 11, 2011

Oct. 11 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama said the Senate faces a “moment of truth” tonight in a procedural vote on his $447 billion jobs plan.

“Today’s the day when every American will find out where their senators stand on this jobs bill,” Obama said today in remarks at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local No. 5 Training Center in Pittsburgh.

Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, has scheduled a test vote this evening on the legislation, which faces resistance from Republicans and some Democrats on its tax and spending provisions.

Obama said earlier Democrats may have to break up the proposal and seek passage of individual provisions that can get enough support in the House and Senate.

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