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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  • Reader's view: Schultz has the experience for District 7A House seat - Duluth News Tribune
    ... his Minnesota District 7A House seat. ... earned income tax credit as well as extending unemployment benefits. ... I urge you to vote for ...
    08/1/2014 - 2:32 pm | View Link
  • As Republicans head home for recess, millions of unemployed are left ... - Huffington Post
    ... margins, Americans favor extending the program. Still, Republicans continue to block a single vote in the House. The fight to renew ...
    07/31/2014 - 10:07 am | View Link
  • How Media's "Polarized" Voter Fixation Gives The Radical GOP A Pass - Media Matters for America
    ... that House leaders have refused to vote ... 69 percent favor extending long-term unemployment insurance. Yet Republicans, who lost the White ...
    07/30/2014 - 11:52 am | View Link
  • House GOP Vote To Sue President Obama May Help Democrats Politically - International Business Times
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  • Bipartisan Senate effort to revive unemployment extensions wouldn't allow for retroactive benefits
    Six months after federal unemployment benefits expired, a handful of senators geared up Tuesday for another effort to try to get them extended, but the issue appears to be losing traction. Sens. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat, and Dean Heller, Nevada Republican, said they've given up on making the benefits ...
    06/25/2014 - 7:26 pm | View Link
  • Senators introduce $10 billion unemployment insurance extension again
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    06/25/2014 - 3:45 pm | View Link
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    06/24/2014 - 8:24 pm | View Link
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    06/24/2014 - 6:06 pm | View Link
  • Renewed Hope for Long-Term Unemployment Extension
    Two lawmakers who forged a rare bipartisan Senate deal earlier this year to try to help the long-term unemployed are back at it again, this time lowering the cost of their aid package in the hope of winning over enough House conservatives.  Dean Heller (R-NV) and Jack Reed (D-RI) introduced legislation Tuesday morning that would extend unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed for up to ...
    06/24/2014 - 2:23 pm | View Link
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  • Levin and House Democrats still support the unemployment benefits extension
    ... in unemployment benefits applications Democrats in Congress still widely support extending unemployment benefits. In order to pressure Republicans to vote on the unemployment benefits extension Rep. Sander Levin, D-MI the Ranking Democratic Member of ...
    08/18/2014 - 8:22 pm | View Link
  • Senate sends unemployment insurance extension to a divided House
    The final vote was 59 to 38, with six Republicans joining Democrats to vote for final passage. "Extending unemployment insurance for the thousands of Illinoisans seeking relief has been a long-standing priority of mine. I am pleased that this bipartisan ...
    04/7/2014 - 10:48 pm | View Link
  • 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 ...
    03/12/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • House Dems push UI vote
    House Democrats are pulling out a now-familiar procedural trick – the discharge petition – to push for a floor vote on another one of their election-year priorities: Extending unemployment insurance. Lawmakers plan to file a discharge petition ...
    03/11/2014 - 4:35 am | View Link
  • Democrats will try to force House vote on unemployment aid
    House Speaker John Boehner is standing in the way. House Democrats are trying to force a vote on extending emergency unemployment benefits by means familiar to viewers of Legally Blonde 2: a discharge petition. That requires the support of 218 members of ...
    03/11/2014 - 2:56 am | View Link
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  • Unemployment Extension
    The Unemployment Extension, formally known as Emergency Unemployment Compensation, is a US federal government program which assists states in providing additional ...
    08/18/2014 - 5:51 am | View Website
  • 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
  • EUC 2014; Unemployment Benefit Extension Deal in Congress ...
    Today’s Unemployment Benefit Extension review and EUC update May 4, 2014: The current deal to pass unemployment benefits remains in House purgatory and ...
    05/4/2014 - 4:29 am | View Website
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