Larson's bill, H.R. 12, is identical to S. 1549, the bill Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidTrump thanks Reid for warning Democrats not to underestimate him Reid warns Democrats not to underestimate Trump Harry Reid predicts Trump, unlike Clinton, won't become more popular because of impeachment MORE (D-Nev.) in the Senate last week in a bid to start the process of moving Obama's jobs plan through Congress.

However, House Republicans are unlikely to schedule any time for Obama's plan, in large part because of the $1.5 trillion in tax hikes Obama has proposed to help pay for it. Instead, Republicans have said they could consider pieces of Obama's proposal as they move on their deregulatory agenda this fall.

House bills numbered 11 through 20 are reserved for priority Democrat legislation in the current Congress, but so far Democrats have only filed two bills in those ten slots. In February, Democrats introduced H.R. 11, which would revive the Build America Bonds program.