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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is seeking to build

public support for his $447 billion jobs plan before formally

sending the bill to Congress Monday.

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The president will promote the jobs plan, which focuses on tax cuts

and new spending, during an event in the Rose Garden Monday at

10:40 a.m. He will send the bill to Congress later in the

day.

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Obama will be joined in the Rose Garden by teachers, police

officers and firefighters, all of whom the White House says would

benefit from the bill’s passage.

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Obama will also be traveling across the country to rally support

for the package he unveiled last week. He will visit Ohio Tuesday

and North Carolina Wednesday to ask voters to pressure lawmakers to

pass the bill.

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