The Senate likely will not take up President Obama’s plan to create jobs until next month following a planned recess period, the No. 2 Democrat in the chamber said Sunday.
Sen. Dick DurbinDick DurbinJudiciary Dems seek hearing on voting rights Elizabeth Warren stumps, raises funds for Duckworth Senators roll out changes to criminal justice bill MORE (D-Ill.) said the Senate would focus on a number of “related issues” to the $400 billion job-creation legislation this week. But he quickly noted on CNN that Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidKoch network super-PAC launches ad buys in Wisconsin, Nevada Trump: 'I'd have to think about' Cruz for Supreme Court Reid: Judiciary a 'rubber stamp' for Trump-McConnell MORE (D-Nev.) has placed the massive jobs bill “on the calendar.”
Some debate on the measure could begin “this week,” Durbin said. The legislation “is ready,” he said, “and poised.”
“But it’s more realistic it’d be next month,” Durbin said.