“The president’s advisors have said they’re counting on a do-nothing Congress,” continued McConnell. “That’s why we’ll be voting on legislation today that’s designed to fail.”

The stimulus language being pushed by Obama and Democratic leadership would spend about $447 million in the short-term and be paid for over 10-years with a tax hike on those earning more than one-million dollars annually.

McConnell’s speech came on the heels of a speech from Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidGOP poised to advance rules change to speed up Trump nominees Dems walk tightrope on Pompeo nomination The Memo: Teens rankle the right with gun activism MORE (D-Nev.) in which he promoted the job's legislation in familiar terms.

"This work is essential and Americans are desperate for the jobs it would create,” said Reid in response to a challenge from Republican Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerSunday Shows Preview: Emmanuel Macron talks ahead of state dinner Pompeo lacks votes for positive vote on panel Democrats mull audacious play to block Pompeo MORE (Tenn.) over timing of the vote on Obama's bill.

Reid’s last-minute promotion of the bill comes before a vote in which it will almost certainly fail to move forward as all Republicans and some moderate Democrats are opposed to it.