White House press secretary Jay Carney said the labor-business joint statement represented "yet another sign of progress, of bipartisanship, and we are encouraged by it."
...A spokesman for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who is helping lead talks in the Senate, praised the union-business negotiations while also criticizing Obama for not endorsing a guest-worker program.
"It's good the unions have...
* White House press secretary Jay Carney ( peekURL.com/zVUcQq8 ):
"We are encouraged - referring now to recent reports‚ that Senator Rubio's thinking - as reported - so closely reflects the president's blueprint for reform," Carney said. "The president has long called for partners from both sides of the aisle. And he has lamented the absence of partners from the other side of the aisle...