Is Congress quietly set for a jobs compromise? - Yahoo! News
Working together for common cause. What a concept!Senate Republicans and House Democrats both released comprehensive plans for job creation this week. That's surprising by itself. Even more surprising: There's a decent amount the parties agree on.
Architects of both jobs plans talked up their aisle-crossing potential in interviews. "There clearly are opportunities for us to cooperate and work together toward the goal of creating jobs," said House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., who re-launched Democrats' "Make it in America" jobs platform on Wednesday.
Added Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, the driving force behind the Senate Republican jobs plan released on Tuesday, "There's no reason that some of these common-sense proposals can't be moved right away with bipartisan support."