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Obama: 'Veterans did their jobs ... time for Congress to do theirs'

In pressing the Senate during a Rose Garden event to pass a package of tax incentives for businesses that hire unemployed veterans, Obama castigated Republicans for voting against his jobs bill and said “there's no good reason to oppose this bill. Not one.”

“Our veterans did their jobs,” Obama said. “Now it's time for Congress to do theirs.”

Veterans' jobs issues have remained largely bipartisan on both sides of the Capitol, and the White House is seeking cooperation from congressional Republicans, who have pushed back against Obama's jobs initiatives and refused to pass his $447 billion measure as a whole.

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