Congresswoman Lowey demands that job bill be passed
Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) and local union leaders are demanding at least part of the president's controversial jobs plan gets passed.
Lowey, speaking in front of the White Plains Public Safety building, called on congressional Republicans to stop preventing the bill's passage.
She say the first item that needs to be passed is a $35 billion package that would help reverse layoffs of teachers while paying for additional police and firefighters.
The entire $447 billion jobs plan would be paid for by raising taxes on people making more than $1 million a year. Republicans say that such a tax increase is a deal breaker.