Larson's bill, H.R. 12, is identical to S. 1549, the bill Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidOvernight Finance: Obama signs Puerto Rico bill | Trump steps up attacks on trade | Dodd-Frank backers cheer 'too big to fail' decision | New pressure to fill Ex-Im board Iowa poll: Clinton up 14 on Trump, Grassley in tight race with Dem Lynch meeting with Bill Clinton creates firestorm for email case 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.