Democratic leaders in the House spoke out on Friday, insisting that President Obama’s jobs legislation be considered in one large bill, rather than being split up into pieces that both parties could agree on. ‘He introduced it in one bill,’ said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Previously, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) had expressed his desire to peel off the most passable items in the measure and put them up for vote individually.
‘What is the problem with voting up or down?’ asked House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (D-CN). Democrats reminded the press that the proposed bill was already a compromise, pointing out that the proposals in the President’s plan have historically had bipartisan backing.