Senate Democratic leaders unveiled a new “jobs agenda” on Thursday morning, and said they hoped to hold a first vote on the legislation early next week. But they offered no details, and presented only a scant outline of proposals they might pursue, some of which echo initiatives they failed to include in last year’s stimulus bill.
The core of the proposal is likely to be a payroll tax break for employers who hire workers who have been without jobs for at least 60 days. Democrats are trying to enlist Republican support for that idea, which was proposed most recently by Senators Charles E. Schumer, Democrat of New York, and Orrin G. Hatch, Republican of Utah.
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