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What can Congress do to create jobs? Five Democratic proposals.

Amid fears that the economy may be headed into a second recession, both Republicans and Democrats say creating jobs is their top priority. But the two parties are far apart on their approaches. Here are the Democrats' top five priorities.

- Staff writer

This July 15 photo shows wind turbines outside Pipestone, Minn. (Devin Wagner/The Argus Leader/AP/File)

4. Infrastructure bank

Democrats and the White House have been urging the creation of an infrastructure bank for more than a year to help fund public works projects. The White House sees the bank as critical to directing funds to promote new clean-energy technologies, such as wind turbines, geothermal systems, and next-generation batteries for electric cars.

The House Budget Committee estimates that the proposal would cost some $23 billion.


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