With Congress back in Washington after a one-week recess, President Obama again pressured lawmakers to pass his jobs proposal.
"It's been several weeks now since I sent up the American Jobs Act and as I've been saying on the road, I want it back. I'm ready to sign it," said Obama.
He said he expects a vote to be scheduled before the end of the month.
The president met with his Cabinet and agency heads to discuss ways to accelerate job creation on Monday.
He called on members of Congress to tell the administration what parts of the bill they don't agree with and what measures they are willing to support in his jobs proposal.
"I can't imagine any American that I've been talking to that's not interested in seeing construction workers back on the job ... putting teachers back in the classroom, making sure our kids are getting the very best education, making sure our vets get help when they come home and that small businesses have further incentive to hire," said Obama.
Obama promised that in the meantime he would push his Cabinet to help create jobs even without the jobs bill.