The Senate likely will not take up President Obama’s plan to create jobs until next month following a planned recess period, the No. 2 Democrat in the chamber said Sunday.
Sen. Dick DurbinDick DurbinInfrastructure bill carves out boosts to first responders, wildland firefighters Democrats face critical 72 hours Bipartisan lawmakers target judges' stock trading with new bill MORE (D-Ill.) said the Senate would focus on a number of “related issues” to the $400 billion job-creation legislation this week. But he quickly noted on CNN that Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidHarry Reid calls on Democrats to plow forward on immigration Democrats brace for tough election year in Nevada The Memo: Biden's horizon is clouded by doubt MORE (D-Nev.) has placed the massive jobs bill “on the calendar.”
The Senate is slated to be in recess Sept. 26-30, returning for legislative business on Oct. 3.
Some debate on the measure could begin “this week,” Durbin said. The legislation “is ready,” he said, “and poised.”
“But it’s more realistic it’d be next month,” Durbin said.