The White House held its big jobs summit last week, but it has presented few new ideas. Is a jobs bill looming in Congress anyway? The Hill reports:
House Democratic leaders have made passing a jobs bill their top priority for the end of the year, but time is running out to move major legislation.
A looming question for Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is whether she will bypass the many committees — Ways and Means, Transportation and Energy and Commerce, to name a few — and subcommittees that might want to take a stab at marking up the legislation.
Pelosi faced grumbling from her ranks earlier in the year for quickly moving the $787 billion stimulus and has since said she would operate under regular order. A leadership aide said that Democrats are still undecided on how and when they’ll move on a jobs bill.
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