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 DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinOvernight Health Care: Collins says Kavanaugh sees Roe v. Wade as 'settled law' | Insurers back pricing disclosure measure | Pfizer extends EpiPen expiration dates amid shortage Democratic leader gives boost to criminal justice reform compromise What crime did Manafort allegedly commit? 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 Mason ReidWith lives at stake, Congress must start acting on health care GOP’s midterm strategy takes shape Battle of the billionaires drives Nevada contest MORE (D-Nev.) has placed the massive jobs bill “on the calendar.”

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The Senate is slated to be in recess Sept. 26-30, returning for legislative business on Oct. 3.

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.