For the second straight week, President Obama will spend three days on the road, this time out West, as he demands action by Congress on his jobs bill that so far has only hit gridlock in the U.S. Congress.
One White House spokesman said on Twitter Sunday night that the President would continue to pressure Congressional Republicans with a new mantra "We can't Wait."
So, along with "Pass that bill," now there evidently will be a "We can't wait" refrain in the President's stump speeches, which will be front and center today in Las Vegas, as Mr. Obama will hold a fundraiser and give a speech on his jobs bill.
On Tuesday, the President will again mix fundraisers and official events in California, starting the day in Los Angeles and going as well to San Francisco.
Wednesday, Mr. Obama will end his trip by stopping in Denver, the city where he made his acceptance speech to cap the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
Earlier this month, the President's jobs bill was blocked as Republicans and a handful of Democrats voted to filibuster the measure.
Last week, the same type of coalition also blocked action one piece of that plan, $35 billion to help states hire teachers and first responders.
On that second vote, Democrats couldn't even muster a majority, let alone the 60 votes needed to spur action.
Now Democrats have set up the next vote on a chunk of the Obama jobs plan, $60 billion for infrastructure spending in America.
While the President will be calling for action on that and the overall jobs bill, the Senate won't take action this week because the Senate is not meeting for legislative business this week.
In other words, they're out of Washington, D.C.
Meanwhile the Republican-led House has no plans to bring up the President's jobs bill; there will be votes this week however on the "National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act" and the "Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Cards Act."
The House works a four day work week this week and next week, then takes off the week of November 7.
The Senate is out this week and returns to work next Monday on Halloween.
The government's temporary budget runs out on November 18; the budget was supposed to have been finished back on October 1.
The House has approved six of 12 budget bills, the Senate has approved only one.
So, while the President revs up his rhetoric against the Congress (and mainly Republicans), things aren't really moving at mach speed in the Congress on much of anything, let alone his jobs agenda.