Obama to promote jobs plan in Boehner's home state

September 13, 2011 - 3:10 AM
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President Barack Obama holds up his proposed American Jobs Act legislation while making a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept., 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is heading to the home state of his chief GOP antagonist on Capitol Hill, House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nuhr), to promote his jobs plan.

The president's trip to swing-state Ohio on Tuesday is part of a high-profile public sales push to get his $447 billion plan through a divided Congress. It comes a day after White House officials revealed that they plan to pay for the legislation with higher taxes, earning criticism from Boehner and other congressional Republicans.

Obama will visit a school that's undergoing renovations to highlight spending in the bill aimed at improving school facilities nationwide.