PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Vice President Joe Biden comes to town on Tuesday afternoon. He is the latest player in a full court press to get a jobs bill passed in Congress.
Congressman Bob Brady joined school district and union officials to make their pitch on Monday.
“It is an absolute outrage that our U.S. senators voted against the jobs bill,” said teachers union President Jerry Jordan.
Jordan and Congressman Brady did not mince words as they urged voters to show support for the jobs bill languishing in Washington. Brady says the bill is fully funded and would create jobs while improving schools and public safety. He adds that the only possible explanation for opposition is politics.
“It’s totally, totally disgraceful. I’m a politician and I’m going to tell it like it is,” Brady said. “It’s because it’s President Barack Obama’s bill and they don’t want to do anything at all to pass this bill, to make him look good.”
Brady says there is talk in congress of breaking the bill into pieces and trying to pass each separately.
Reported by Pat Loeb, KYW Newsradio 1060