Senate GOP Blocks Obama Infrastructure Plan

Another piece of President Obama's signature jobs bill failed to make it through the Senate Thursday. According to the bill's supporters, the $60 billion bill would have created tens of thousands of construction jobs and boosted the economy by building and repairing roads, rail lines and other infrastructure. But Republicans unanimously opposed the measure for its tax surcharge on the wealthy and high spending totals. The 51-49 vote fell short of 60 votes needed, with Democrat Ben Nelson of Nebraska and former Democrat Joe Lieberman voting with the Republicans. On Wednesday in Georgetown, Obama vowed to do "everything in my power to act on behalf of the American people ... If [Congress] won't act, I will," Politico reports.

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