Lot's of talk about a second stimulus and a 'job's bill.' This mentions Defazio's Transaction Tax to fund it
"But far bolder and perhaps more expensive plans could be in the offing. One idea that continues to get talked about is a $500 billion transportation reauthorization bill, which is up for renewal anyway and would produce tangible projects and jobs that are easy for voters to see and lawmakers to tout."
"The bill authored by House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman James Oberstar (D-Minn.) has been pushed hard by Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) and Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (Conn.), among others."
“It’s not like there aren’t good jobs bills available,” a senior Democratic aide said.
"The question for Congressional leaders has been whether the spending in such a plan could enter the economy quickly enough and how to pay for it. Some Democrats, led by Rep. Peter DeFazio (Ore.), are pushing for a new transaction tax on Wall Street to help rebuild Main Street, believing it would put Republicans opposing any tax increases in the position of backing Wall Street traders over middle-class Americans."