Susan Walsh, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the Senate faces a "moment of truth" as it prepares to vote on his $447 billion jobs bill.
The president says the economy needs a jolt right now, and the Senate has a chance to do something about it.
Nonetheless, the measure is expected to go down to defeat in the Senate late Tuesday, largely because of Republican opposition to stimulus spending and a new tax on millionaires.
Obama spoke in Pittsburgh hours before the vote. Earlier he said he's prepared to break his bill up into separate parts and move it that way if Congress doesn't pass it in its entirety.
- Penny-farthing owner keeps on riding
- Brie Larson confirmed as 'Captain Marvel'
- Authorities: Munich shooter planned attack...
- Clinton's turn: Guide to the Democratic...
- Baton Rouge to continue to mourn officers...
- Civil-rights marchers: US still needs to...
- Obama: Trump's NATO comments show...
- Turkey investigating people who say coup...
- Sarah Silverman: Bernie-or-bust Dems... 49
- Is Bernie Sanders an atheist? 44
- Trump says Russia should find Clinton's... 42
- Obama boosts Clinton: Carry her like... 40
- Clinton wins historic nomination,... 37
- After turmoil, Sanders, Michelle Obama,... 31
- Dems' division, emails roil party on... 28
- Democrats and Republicans double-down... 27