Hoping to get the Small Business Jobs Act passed before the August recess, Senate Democrats have modified the legislation in an effort to avoid another filibuster battle.

“Helping small businesses helps get Americans back to work and our economy back on track,” said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont. “We discussed improvements to our small business jobs package with our colleagues, and we listened to their ideas. Small businesses are counting on us to pass this bill and it is our hope that this amendment will deliver the 60 votes we need to do just that.”

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