Senators seem to be temporarily easing their partisan battling over President Barack Obama's jobs proposals as they prepare to vote on legislation helping veterans find work and relaxing tax withholding requirements for government contractors.
The Senate was expected to vote overwhelmingly Monday to start debating a bill helping both influential interest groups.
That would let the Senate vote later this week on the measure, which would repeal a law requiring federal, state and many local governments to withhold 3 percent of their payments to contractors. That law, which hasn't yet been implemented, was intended to force them to fully pay their taxes.
Democrats plan to offer an amendment backed by both parties providing tax breaks to companies hiring veterans and helping them find jobs. Veterans Day is Friday.
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