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Columbus, Ohio (CNN) — High school students chanted “pass this bill” to a rousing speech Tuesday by President Barack Obama touting his $447 billion jobs plan, while senior administration officials said the push for Congress to approve the legislation would last months…

Senior administration officials said Obama would spend most of the rest of 2011 making his case for Congress to pass the jobs plan, including taking his message outside Washington as he did Tuesday.

In addition, Obama will schedule another bus tour like a recent three-state swing and target regional media outlets with advertisements, the administration officials said.

Carney said the idea is to ratchet up public pressure on Congress, particularly Republicans, to act on behalf of the nation rather than party interests.