Larson's bill, H.R. 12, is identical to S. 1549, the bill Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidHopes rise for law to expand access to experimental drugs If Gorsuch pick leads to 'crisis,' Dems should look in mirror first Senate confirms Mulvaney to be Trump’s budget chief MORE (D-Nev.) in the Senate last week in a bid to start the process of moving Obama's jobs plan through Congress.

However, House Republicans are unlikely to schedule any time for Obama's plan, in large part because of the $1.5 trillion in tax hikes Obama has proposed to help pay for it. Instead, Republicans have said they could consider pieces of Obama's proposal as they move on their deregulatory agenda this fall.

House bills numbered 11 through 20 are reserved for priority Democrat legislation in the current Congress, but so far Democrats have only filed two bills in those ten slots. In February, Democrats introduced H.R. 11, which would revive the Build America Bonds program.