Democratic leaders are aiming for a Thursday vote on a $15 billion jobs bill that has stalled in the House.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told reporters said that the vote would be held "possibly Thursday." After conservative and liberal Democrats said they would vote against the measure last week, House leaders delayed a scheduled vote on the bill before last weekend. Democrats wanted to quickly send the bill, which garnered 70 votes in the Senate, to President Barack Obama quickly.

Blue Dog Democrats want the measure fully paid for; it will cost of $2 billion over 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus dismissed the measure as a "tax-cut bill" because its centerpiece is a tax break for small businesses who hire new workers. Black Caucus members want more infrastructure spending and government programs that directly hire the unemployed.

The tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee is working on the bill to address concerns, Hoyer said.