Levin also floated several proposals for breaking the Republicans’ filibuster, including using Senate rules to run down the clock. He also recommended Obama use his “bully pulpit to make clear to the American people that it is the obstructionism of filibustering Republicans that prevents us from taking action on a jobs bill.”

Other Democrats, including Senate Majority Whip Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinHouse easily passes prison reform bill backed by Trump This week: House GOP regroups after farm bill failure Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by PCMA — Trump hits federally funded clinics with new abortion restrictions MORE (Ill.), also suggested that the Republicans were using dilatory tactics to avoid consideration of the bill.

Obama’s $447 billion spending package failed in a procedural vote in the Senate, 50-48, on Tuesday night.

The Senate is currently in reccess to accomodate caucus lunches.