[President Obama's American Jobs Act] is certainly not dead politically. Obama pledged to bring it back up piece-by-piece in the weeks ahead -- presumably rolling right into the election year of 2012.
Among the items to be pushed by the president: tax cuts for employers, infrastructure projects and tax hikes on the wealthiest Americans to pay for the jobs bill and draw down the federal debt.
"With each vote, members of Congress can either explain to their constituents why they're against common-sense, bipartisan proposals to create jobs, or they can listen to the overwhelming majority of American people who are crying out for action," Obama said.
The president's vow came after Senate Republicans united to block consideration of Obama's American Jobs Act. Two Senate Democrats, Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Jon Tester of Montana, also opposed the bill.
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