President Obama will hold a press conference on Thursday morning at 11 a.m., according to the White House.

No topics were announced, but Obama is expected to reiterate his ongoing push to pass the American Jobs Act, his $447 billion job-creation plan.

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On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidDems search for winning playbook Dems face hard choice for State of the Union response The Memo: Immigration battle tests activists’ muscle MORE (D-Nev.) blocked a vote on the jobs bill when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants NSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Overnight Finance: Lawmakers see shutdown odds rising | Trump calls for looser rules for bank loans | Consumer bureau moves to revise payday lending rule | Trump warns China on trade deficit MORE (R-Ky.) sought to bring it to a vote in its entirety, gambling that the Democrats did not have the support to pass it without splitting it into separate pieces of legislation, which the White House strongly said it opposed.

Republican leaders in the House and Senate have pronounced the bill “dead” as a whole, but both sides of the aisle have indicated they can support certain components if it is split.

Obama will also likely take questions about the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests, one of which is taking place in Washington, D.C., not far from the White House on Thursday, as well as the investigation into "Operation Fast and Furious.'  GOP lawmakers have been pressing the administration for answers on allegations that Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderFlake's anti-Trump speech will make a lot of noise, but not much sense Former Fox News correspondent James Rosen left amid harassment allegations: report Issa retiring from Congress MORE knew about the controversial ATF gun-tracking operation earlier than he previously claimed.

Obama’s press conference replaces the usual White House press briefing.