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Arthur Delaney

Conservatives Cheer Research Saying Cuts To Unemployment Benefits Helped The Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new research paper suggests Congress helped the economy to the tune of nearly 2 million jobs when lawmakers killed long-term unemploym...

Arthur Delaney

Are The Long-Term Jobless Finding Jobs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An improving job market is shrinking the ranks of the long-term jobless, economists for the Federal Reserve said in a Monday blog post. ...

Arthur Delaney

Conservatives Spike Football On Unemployment Benefits Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Responding to good news about the economy last week, influential conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer declared conservatives had w...

Arthur Delaney

The White House Had A Plan To Help The Long-Term Jobless. How's It Going?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At the beginning of the year, the White House trumpeted its effort to get business leaders to hire the long-term unemployed. "I've b...

Arthur Delaney

House Dem Isn't Giving Up On Unemployment Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There's little chance Congress will revive the unemployment benefits that expired in December, but Rep. Sandy Levin (D-Mich.) won't stop...

Arthur Delaney

How Unemployment Makes People Desperate

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Charlie Walker's daughter was playing with dolls on the floor the day in January last year that his boss called to say he'd been let go ...

Arthur Delaney

Why The Long-Term Jobless Probably Aren't Getting Their Benefits Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 2 million Americans who've missed out on long-term unemployment insurance since December probably won't be getting their benefits ba...

Arthur Delaney

Obama Admin Bugs Boehner To #RenewUI

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's labor secretary reminded House Speaker John Boehner Wednesday that he would like to see a vote on legislation r...

Arthur Delaney

Republicans Won't Let Dems Use Hearing Room For Unemployment Event, Dems Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An event highlighting unemployment insurance was overshadowed on Tuesday by partisan sniping between House Democrats and their Republica...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Unemployment Extension In Boehner's Hands, Says Heller

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's entirely up to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) whether 2.6 million unemployed Americans get their benefits back, at least accor...

Mr. Speaker, Don't Turn Your Back on the Jobless

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

Despite significant public support for continuing long-term unemployment benefits -- with polls showing Americans by a two-to-one margin favor extended benefits -- Speaker Boehner continues to give the same excuses for inaction.

Emily Swanson

Americans Who Haven't Dealt With Unemployment Are Less Sympathetic

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It seems unlikely that Congress will reauthorize unemployment insurance for people out of work six months or longer, but Americans haven...

Arthur Delaney

Senate Passes Unemployment Extension, House In No Hurry To Do The Same

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate passed a bill reauthorizing long-term unemployment insurance on Monday, with Democrats hoping the vote will increase pre...

Arthur Delaney

Senate Advances Unemployment Bill, Showdown With House Looms

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate advanced an extension of unemployment insurance Wednesday morning, setting up final passage as soon as Thursday, but the bill...

Arthur Delaney

Boehner's Double Standard On CBO Estimates

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) says he is against restoring long-term jobless benefits because doing so wouldn't create jobs. "W...

Arthur Delaney

House GOP Says It's Too Late To Pass An Unemployment Extension

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in the House of Representatives say it's just too late to pass legislation restoring unemployment benefits to the 2 million ...

Arthur Delaney

Boehner Pooh-Poohs Unemployment Extension

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Not only would it be administratively difficult to give benefits back to the long-term jobless, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said...

Arthur Delaney

Unemployment Extension Is Workable, Labor Department Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said Friday he disagrees with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) that Senate legislation reauthorizin...

Arthur Delaney

Boehner Gives Thumbs Down To Unemployment Benefits Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans undercut Senate legislation to extend unemployment benefits on Wednesday, pointing to criticism from state workforce a...

Arthur Delaney

Long-Term Unemployment Rises In Jobs Report, Congress Unlikely To Budge

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After several months of gradual decline, the number of Americans unemployed six months or longer surprisingly increased by 203,000 to 3....

Arthur Delaney

2 Million Americans Are Now Missing Out On Unemployment Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The number of long-term jobless Americans missing out on federal unemployment insurance this week topped 2 million. Benefits ended fo...

Emergency Jobless Benefits Cut-Off Has Hit Nearly 200,000 Veterans and Counting

Arloc Sherman | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
Arloc Sherman

Congress should act quickly to reauthorize EUC retroactively.  That would restore benefits to those 200,000 and keep the total number of vets -- and other long-term unemployed workers -- denied emergency jobless benefits from continuing to grow.

Sam Stein

Unemployed Americans Increasingly Frustrated With Congressional Inaction

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Senate Democrats fell just one vote short of advancing a bill to restore long-term unemployment insurance last Thursday, Russ Holto...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Congressman Says Providing Long-Term Jobless Aid Is 'Immoral'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) said Tuesday that it would be "immoral" to extend benefits to the longterm unempl...

Arthur Delaney

Unemployed Guest For State Of The Union 'There To Help Other People'

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Brian Krueger said he's been hearing from lots of friends and neighbors in Mount Horeb, Wis., since the local newspaper reported he'd be...