LAS VEGAS (AP) - Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is
vowing to force a vote on President Barack Obama's jobs plan.
Reid said Wednesday that he expects Senate Republicans to vote
against the $450 billion plan that would raise taxes on the rich to lower taxes for small businesses.
But Reid says he still wants lawmakers to take a public stand on the bill.
Reid addressed the jobs plan during his first Twitter town hall.
Reid's staffers had encouraged people in recent days to send him
questions on Twitter. Reid answered only a handful of questions
focused on the sour economy during the 30-minute virtual town hall.
Reid represents Nevada, which has the highest unemployment rate in the nation at 12.9 percent. The national jobless rate is 9.1 percent.