Reid: No reason why jobs bill shouldn't get bipartisan support
© Anne Wernikoff

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Monday there is no reason why his jobs bill should not receive bipartisan support hours before the Senate is set to vote on it.

Reid has spent much time courting some Republican support for his narrow, $15 billion proposal amid tepid feelings from the other side of the aisle.

The majority leader posted a Twitter message saying, "Vote on our jobs bill is scheduled for 2:30pm PT. There's no reason this fully paid-for proposal shouldn't get bipartisan support."

But Reid also faces pressure from the left. Union and liberal groups have said that the bill is too small to spur real job creation and called for larger measures to stimulate job growth. 

Reid has said that the $15 billion bill is just the first step in a "jobs agenda" that the Senate will take up this year.

Left out of the current proposal are extensions for unemployment and COBRA healthcare benefits that many Democrats and some Republicans would like to pass soon.

Cross-posted to the Twitter Room