Obama prods Congress to move quickly on jobs bill

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- President Barack Obama is challenging Congress to pass his jobs bill immediately, asking lawmakers, "What on earth are we waiting for?"

Speaking at a school in House Speaker John Boehner's home state of Ohio, Obama is highlighting one element of the jobs plan that would devote $25 billion of new spending to school construction and modernization.

Obama says the school renovation plan would put tens of thousands of construction workers in Ohio back to work.

The president sent his $447 billion jobs bill to Congress on Monday.