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Arthur Delaney

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

Elise Foley

Dems To Use Rare Maneuver To Try To Save Unemployment Benefits | Elise Foley | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives will try to restore long-term unemployment insurance to 2 million workers using a rare pa...

Arthur Delaney

Unemployment Insurance Fails In The Senate | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Legislation to bring back unemployment insurance for over a million long-term jobless Americans failed to clear the Senate on Tuesday, l...

Sam Stein

The Senate's New Unemployment Deal Is Already Falling Apart | Sam Stein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just as it appeared the Senate was poised for a breakthrough on extending federal unemployment insurance for another year, things took a...

Obama Applauds Senate For Advancing Unemployment Insurance Extension

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is applauding a Senate vote advancing legislation to renew jobless benefits for ...

Congress To Begin 2014 With Unemployment Insurance Battle

Reuters | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

* First Senate vote Monday on renewing unemployment checks * Minimum wage vote expected within weeks * Obama aims to com...

Raising the Minimum Wage "Pays for" Extended Unemployment Insurance

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Today, the working poor receive $3-7 Billion in federal assistance. The real number is probably higher than that, but the savings from raising the minimum wage is not likely to be 100 percent. So, let us call it $5 Billion.

Labor Market Will Lose 310,000 Jobs in 2014 If Unemployment Insurance Extensions Expire

Lawrence Mishel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Lawrence Mishel

Federally funded extended unemployment insurance (UI) benefits are set to expire at the end of this year. Continuing the extensions through 2014 would generate spending that would support 310,000 jobs. If this program is discontinued, the economy will lose these jobs.

Arthur Delaney

Dems Decry 'The Real Cliff' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats in Congress demanded on Thursday that any upcoming "fiscal cliff" deal include a continuation of federal unemployment insuranc...

Nearly Lost in the Political Debate: 2.8 Million Unemployed Americans

Donna Addkison | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics
Donna Addkison

The long-term unemployed have been trying to muster a little bit of hope for finding a job in the new year, but the recent political gamesmanship that was played over their only remaining lifeline only served to create unnecessary uncertainty and anxiety for their families.

Two-Month Extension of UI and the Payroll Tax Cut Is Inadequate

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

The American people digging out of the deepest recession in decades deserve much more certainty and compassion about their economic distress.

Republicans Must Hear the Voices of the Unemployed (VIDEO)

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

By Feb. 18, more than 2 million Americans will have lost their unemployment insurance, a weekly benefit that -- while averaging just $300 -- provides vital assistance as the jobless look for work.

Will the GOP Respect the Supreme Court on Health Care - or Anything Else?

Ethan Rome | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

Now that the Republicans have all but officially decided they're opposed to making new laws to respond to the country's problems, what will they do about the laws we already have? The Affordable Care Act will be an important political test case.

House Republicans Moving To Renew Expiring Provision

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR and DAVID ESPO | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday sidetracked rival plans to extend a Social Security payroll tax cut, in dueling votes that pave the way for ...

Unemployment Insurance Extension Faces Test Vote In Senate

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Legislation to give additional months of unemployment benefits to people who have been out of a job for more than half a year clear...

Senate Unemployment Extension Passes Unanimously After Four Weeks Of GOP Obstruction

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Recognizing that a weak economy still needs a government boost, the Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to provide the jobless wi...