House To Vote On Extending Unemployment Benefits

Jobless Americans in high-unemployment states would see their benefits extended for another 13 weeks under legislation to be considered by Congress next Wednesday.

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    06/24/2014 - 2:23 pm | View Link
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  • Schneider Pushes For Unemployment Benefits Vote In House, Senate Reaches Tentative Deal
    That’s why I will file a measure to end the gridlock and force a vote on extending unemployment insurance.” If the petition is signed by a majority of House members, the chamber would be required to call a vote on the issue. As Fran Spielman points out ...
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  • House Dems push UI vote
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  • Unemployment Extension 2014: Senate Bill, Hope For Jobless ...
    An unemployment extension in 2014 is officially dead, as House members went on recess Friday without voting on the Senate extension bill which expires Saturday.
    05/30/2014 - 10:06 pm | View Website
  • One week left for House to act on unemployment extension ...
    Speaker of the House John Boehner can still put the Senate unemployment benefits extension bill to a House vote this week, after that it expires and a new plan has to ...
    05/25/2014 - 10:45 am | View Website
  • Senators tell House to vote on Extended Unemployment ...
    Washington, DC - On May 1, Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Dean Heller (R-NV), the authors of the Senate bill to extend unemployment benefits to the to the long-term ...
    05/4/2014 - 11:49 pm | View Website
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  • Levin, Democrats push Boehner for unemployment benefits ...
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    04/30/2014 - 5:20 pm | View Website
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