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Healthcare finished, House Democrats switch to jobs agenda

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Posted on March 23 2010 9:00 am
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By: Walter Alarkon

House Democrats are pivoting to a jobs agenda hours after sending President Barack Obama landmark healthcare legislation.

Democrats are planning votes as soon as Tuesday on an $18 billion bill that funds infrastructure projects and provides small-business tax breaks, as well as a disaster-relief measure that includes $600 million for a summer youth jobs program.

“Now we can have a sustained and focused effort on jobs,” said Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC).

Read more at The Hill

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