Senate Set to Extend Jobless Benefits
Jul 19th, 2010 – Wall Street Journal
WASHINGTON-The Senate, after weeks of contentious debate, is poised to extend unemployment benefits Tuesday for more than 2.5 million Americans.
The issue has become a flash point in the parties’ attempts to define themselves for the fall election campaigns. Congress has voted six times since June 2008 to extend benefits, but Republican resistance has grown along with concerns about the deficit.
GOP senators say they want to help the jobless but that the extended benefits must be paid for so as not to add to the deficit. Democrats say the spending is justified, given the struggles of the long-term unemployed …
Jul 22nd, 2010 – Los Angeles Times
president obama signed legislation thursday extending jobless benefits to 2.5 million unemployed americans, ending a long partisan battle. the house passed the measure earlier thursday, a day after the senate did.
the law extends unemployment
Jul 22nd, 2010 – XinHua
washington, july 22 (xinhua) — the u.s. house of representatives voted on thursday to extend unemployment benefits for millions of americans who are out of work for more than six months. having gained the senate’s approval on wednesday, the measure
Jul 21st, 2010 – Reuters
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washington july 21 (reuters) – senate republicans on wednesday delayed action to restore u.s. unemployment benefits for those who have been out of work the longest, prolonging a partisan standoff even though the measure
Jul 20th, 2010 – Boston
washington – senate democrats yesterday revived an extension of unemployment benefits for 2.5 million americans, managing to break through a gop deadlock rooted in deep disagreements over the economy.
the $34 billion bill, which is expected to win
Jul 20th, 2010 – Wall Street Journal
the fight over unemployment benefits is becoming a flashpoint in the 2010 congressional elections, and the senate’s majority leader is in the center of the fight.
sen. harry reid (d., nev.) forced a vote tuesday that ended weeks of stalemate