Nightly News   |  October 11, 2011

Obama’s jobs bill faces test in Senate

President Obama's jobs bill needs 60 votes in the Senate to move forward, but some members of both parties say that isn’t going to happen. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: Remember that big jobs bill President Obama proposed? Well, tonight's the night they vote on it in the US Senate . It needs 60 votes to keep moving forward; not predicted to happen tonight. If it fails, Democrats are considering breaking the $447 billion measure into smaller parts and then trying to pass those individually.