Unemployment Benefits Extension Passes Senate
Congress authorized the emergency ... while all but two of the remaining Republicans did. Today's vote only avoided a filibuster on the unemployment extension. The Senate will next have to pass a final version of its bill and send it to the House.
Obama Calls On Congress To Pass Unemployment Benefits Extension
President Barack Obama called on Congress to pass ... Unemployment benefits for those who have been jobless for longer than 26 weeks expired in late December. About 1.3 million Americans lost unemployment benefits when the extension expired. Earlier today ...
Abandon All Hope That Congress Will Help The Long-Term Jobless
WASHINGTON -- The debate over whether Congress will do something to help Americans ... nothing will happen. A recently passed job-training bill could help some people trapped in extended unemployment, but benefits were the only federal policy that ...
Unemployment Extension: Still Dead
Long-term unemployed people still wondering if Congress will act on an unemployment ... part of the Highway Trust Fund measure on passage of an unemployment extension. Democratic leaders also did not include it in the supplemental spending bill pending ...
Advocates press for another extension of unemployment benefits
A key labor group and two liberal advocacy groups organized a news conference today featuring an Iowan ... to increase public pressure on congress to again extend the number of weeks laid off workers can receive unemployment benefits.