October 12, 2011 / 5:54 PM / 7 years ago

Senate to push Obama jobs bill piece by piece: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Wednesday the Senate would hold votes on separate parts of President Barack Obama’s jobs bill after it failed to advance in Congress, with a view of gaining some Republican support.

President Barack Obama speaks about passage of his jobs bill while standing by a dilapidated bridge during a visit to Cincinnati, Ohio September 22, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

“We hope, moving forward, that perhaps by breaking it up Republicans will support it,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters after Democrat Obama’s $447 billion jobs package was blocked in the Senate on Tuesday evening.

Reporting by Alister Bull; editing by Will Dunham

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