White House: Obama to send Congress jobs bill Monday

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he is sending his jobs bill to Congress on Monday and lawmakers should pass it immediately with no games, politics or delays.

The bill Obama unveiled in a speech to Congress last week aims to create thousands of jobs through a blend of tax cuts, spending on public works projects and aid to state and local governments.

Obama will also travel across the country to build public support for the package in attempt to jump start the economy and turn around his worsening political fortunes as he heads toward the 2012 presidential election.

Obama’s plan has to clear a politically divided Congress, which could scuttle it entirely or enact bits and pieces of it.