Senate Democrats Push $26 Billion Jobs Bill

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon
Senate Democrats will push a $26 billion measure to help states and local school boards in a bid to preserve jobs.

The bill aims to preserve the jobs of tens of thousands of public sector employees by extending programs from last year's stimulus bill, the Associated Press reported. Democrats hope to gain support from Maine Republican Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins in a vote today.

Snowe and Collins had been concerned that the bill would cut funds to Navy shipbuilding accounts. The Bath Iron Works is one of Maine's major employers. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) removed the cuts on Monday.
Read Full Story

Want more news like this?

Sign up for Finance Report by AOL and get everything from business news to personal finance tips delivered directly to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners

Man Suspects His Wife Is Cheating On Him - Then His Daughter Reveals What's Really Going Man Suspects His Wife Is Cheating On Him - Then His Daughter Reveals What's Really Going
Large Numbers Of Horses Are Being Stuffed Into These Crates For A Despicable Reason Large Numbers Of Horses Are Being Stuffed Into These Crates For A Despicable Reason
15 Recall the Kindest Thing a Stranger Ever Did for Them 15 Recall the Kindest Thing a Stranger Ever Did for Them