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Unemployment Extension Heads To Final Vote In The Senate

Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to restore jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed has cleared a final Senate hurdle before a vote on passage se...

Arthur Delaney

Here's One Way We Know How Much Unemployment Insurance Means To People | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- People really, really want to know what Congress is doing about unemployment insurance. Right now, the interest in a variety of terms...

Why Florida's Hit Hardest

Sun Sentinel | Marcia Heroux Pounds | Posted 03.08.2014 | Miami

Florida is disproportionally affected by Congress' failure to renew long-term unemployment benefits, according to a new research report by Florida Int...

Unemployment Insurance Expires for 1.3 Million: Will Congress Act to Undo the Damage?

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

Mary Lowe of was laid off in February 2013 -- the first time in 31 years she hadn't been working. She described her unemployment insurance benefits as a lifeline for her family. But she is losing them after Dec. 28 because Congress failed to renew the unemployment insurance program before the holiday recess.

Sam Stein

Who Killed Unemployment Insurance In 2013? | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The looming expiration of federal unemployment benefits raises the question of whether Democratic lawmakers bungled the debate. Thou...

HOPELESS: Congress Leaving Unemployed Out In The Cold

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter, Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

Note to the 1.3 million Americans wondering if Congress will cut off their unemployment benefits at year-end: It's hopeless. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore...

Sam Stein

Budget Negotiations Prove That S**t Gets Complicated The Closer A Deal Gets | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Negotiations over a budget framework to fund the government through the next two fiscal years are progressing better than initially expe...

Sam Stein

Obama Pushes To Save The Holiday Season For A Million Unemployed People | Sam Stein | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Friday came out strongly in support of extending long-term unemployment insurance past its current expiratio...

Arthur Delaney

People On Unemployment Think Congress Is Just 'Playing Games' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said on Thursday that Americans are paying unusually close attention to the fiscal cliff debate in Congr...

Arthur Delaney

Congress Almost Certain To Blow Unemployment Deadline | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives will convene on Sunday in a last-minute effort to avoid the steep spending cuts and tax cuts scheduled...

Arthur Delaney

Governors Call On Congress To Keep Benefits | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of Democratic governors called on lawmakers in a Thursday letter to reauthorize long-term unemployment benefits, a move that...

Arthur Delaney

Harry Reid: Extended Unemployment On The Table As Part Of 'Grand Bargain' On Debt Ceiling | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A deal to raise the statutory U.S. borrowing limit and cut the federal budget may preserve federal unemployment benefits set to expire a...

Faux Stimulus Is No Stimulus

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Our politicians are fooling us with legislation that looks like stimulus, but sure doesn't quack like one.