Harry Reid to Rewrite Jobs Bill

Bipartisan consensus on a jobs bill wasn’t meant to be, it seems: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is rewriting a jobs bill that was unveiled Thursday after Democrats complained it conceded too much to Republicans. The bill, unveiled by Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) with support from Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), contained measures that Democrats thought wouldn’t be effective at creating jobs, like a $31 billion extension of expiring tax provisions. “We’re going to move this afternoon to a smaller package than talked about in the press,” Reid said. “The message is so watered down with people wanting other things in this big package.”