Leading the charge are Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH), Rand Paul (R-KY) and John McCain (R-AZ). On Wednesday, Paul sounded a confident note, saying it was "unfair" for the White House to claim the GOP lacked a jobs plan.
"There is one, and we're going to put it into legislation," Paul told Politico.
But Politico notes that whether the bill is something Republicans genuinely support is not yet clear:
Moreover, some Republicans aren't sure whether it will serve simply as a campaign manifesto to sharpen the party's political messaging or whether it would be a serious attempt to find a solution to the economy when millions are out of work and the national debt is more than $14 trillion.