By Alexander Bolton - 10/19/11 07:07 PM EDT
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he will schedule a vote to proceed to a $35 billion jobs bill on Friday.
"We're going to make sure there's a vote on our bill this week," Reid said.
Democrats estimate the legislation will save or create 400,000 jobs. Most of the funding, $30 billion, would go to teachers. First responders would get $5 billion.
It would be paid for by a 0.5 percent tax increase on income over $1 million.