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President Barack Obama arrives to deliver a speech to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) President Barack Obama arrives to deliver a speech to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)  

Obama uses variation of phrase ‘pass this bill’ 17 times in speech

President Barack Obama asked lawmakers to “pass this bill” — or made some variation of the phrase — 17 times in his jobs speech before a joint session of Congress on Thursday night.

Obama unveiled his $447 billion jobs package, the American Jobs Act, during the speech.

Some variations of include: “I am sending this Congress a plan that you should pass right away,” “Pass this jobs bill, and we can put people to work rebuilding America” and “Pass this jobs bill, and thousands of teachers in every state will go back to work.”

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