But Senate Democrats have indicated they don't like that "pay for," and instead may be looking at raising taxes on corporate jet owners. Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidNevada governor signs law making state first presidential primary Infighting grips Nevada Democrats ahead of midterms Lobbying world MORE (D-Nev.) may also have an interest in maintaining a piece of the tax rule for companies with a history of evading taxes.

Raising taxes may again lead to another failure of the Senate to move what many consider to be a jobs bill. Earlier this week, the Senate couldn't muster enough votes to either the Democratic or the Republican infrastructure plan; the Democratic plan failed because Republicans balked at the proposed tax hike. 


The balancing act between taxes, revenues and employment will remain difficult in light of this week's report that showed the smallest private sector job gains in four months, and only a slight reduction in the unemployment rate, to 9 percent. 

To Democrats, that means it's time to start thinking about extending unemployment benefits. House Democrats introduced a bill this week doing just that, and next week, the Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on Thursday to "examine unemployment insurance." 

The Senate may also try to combine the unemployment issue with the issue of how to help veterans find jobs once they return from overseas duty. Democrats have often said incentives for companies to hire veterans would help boost the jobs picture, and may advance legislative proposals in this area.

Below is a more detailed look at the week ahead:


The Senate meets at 2 p.m. for speeches, then debates a motion to proceed on H.R. 674, which would repeal the 3 percent withholding rule. A vote on the motion is expected at 5:30.

The House is not in session all week.

Tuesday — Friday

The Senate is in session, and may continue work on the withholding bill. The Senate may also consider bills aimed at creating incentives for companies to hire returning military service members.