Political Musings July 21, 2014: GOP highway fund bill takes away funding from unemployment benefits extension

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GOP highway fund bill takes away funding from unemployment benefits extension

By Bonnie K. Goodman

When the House of Representatives passed the highway funding extension bill on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 they took away the payment method for the unemployment benefits extension bill that the bill’s co-authors Senators Jack Reed, D-RI…READ MORE

Political Musings July 16, 2014: Reid open to adding unemployment extension to Obama’s emergency spending bill

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Reid open to adding unemployment extension to Obama’s emergency spending bill

By Bonnie K. Goodman

After Senator Jack Reed, D-RI issued a statement on Thursday, July 10, 2014 that the long-term unemployment benefits extension should be added to President Barack Obama’s $4.3 billion emergency spending to deal with the immigration…Continue

 

Political Musings July 11, 2014: Reed wants unemployment extension added to Obama border crisis spending bill

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Reed wants unemployment extension added to Obama border crisis spending bill

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Although Sens. Jack Reed, D-RI and Dean Heller, R-NV just released their own new version of a bill to extend long-term unemployment benefits for over 3 million Americans, they have also been looking to ensure its passage…READ MORE

Political Musings June 6, 2014: Reid promises to put new unemployment benefits extension deal to a Senate vote

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Both Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV and Senator Dean Heller, R-NV are discussing putting a new unemployment benefits bill to a Senate vote in the near future according a Thursday, June 5, 2014 report from Congressional Quarterly…READ MORE

Political Musings May 22, 2014: Reed, Heller still optimistic about unemployment extension, not rest of Senate

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Although time running out on the Senate passed long-term jobless unemployment benefits extension bill set to run out by the end of May, the bills co-sponsors and authors Senators Jack Reed, D-RI and Dean Heller, R-NV…READ MORE

Political Musings May 19, 2014: Reed to add a year unemployment extension amendment to Senate tax extenders bill

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As the Senate is negotiating another business tax cuts extenders bill, which would include Republican added amendments Senator Jack Reed, D-RI is sticking firm to his commitment to helping the nearly three million long-term jobless Americans that lost…READ MORE

Political Musings May 16, 2014: Senate tax cuts extenders planned to join unemployment extension filibustered 53-40

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Tax cuts extenders planned to join unemployment extension filibustered 53-40

By Bonnie K. Goodman

It now does not matter if the unemployment benefits extension bill was added to the Senate business tax cuts extenders bill, because the on Thursday, May 15, 2014 Republicans filibustered the bill, blocking it from advancing from the debate stage…Continue

Political Musings May 15, 2014: Reid says combined tax cuts extenders unemployment extension bill still on table

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Political Musings May 2, 2014: Obama vows to fight on to raise the minimum wage for all Americans

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Obama vows to fight on to raise the minimum wage for all Americans

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Political Musings May 2, 2014: GOP blocks Senate minimum wage raise bill 54 to 42 in midterm elections battle

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GOP blocks Senate minimum wage raise bill 54 to 42 in midterm elections battle

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Political Musings April 30, 2014: Boehner refuses to negotiate with Senate on unemployment benefits extension bill

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Boehner refuses to negotiate with Senate on unemployment benefits extension bill

By Bonnie K. Goodman

The long awaited House and Senate negotiations on the unemployment benefits extension bill for American’s long-term jobless ended as quickly as they started. Senator Dean Heller, R-NV, the co-author of the Senate bill phoned Speaker…READ MORE
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Political Musings April 28, 2014: Reid sees Koch brothers as real obstacle to unemployment benefits extension bill

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Reid sees Koch brothers as real obstacle to unemployment benefits extension bill

 

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Political Musings April 25, 2014: GOP Senators oppose deportations review and Obama immigration reform action

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Political Musings April 20, 2014: Reid believes Boehner, House GOP will pass unemployment benefits extension bill

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Reid believes Boehner, House GOP will pass unemployment benefits extension bill

By Bonnie K. Goodman

In the Senate there is still hope that the long-term jobless unemployment benefits extension bill they passed earlier in the month will still be passed by the Republican controlled House of Representatives after they return from the recess on…READ MORE

Political Musings April 7, 2014: Senate passes unemployment benefits extension bill 59-38, now moves to House

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Senate passes unemployment benefits extension bill 59-38, now moves to House

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The Senate passed on Monday, April 7, 2014 the full and final vote on the long-term jobless unemployment benefits extension bill with 59 votes for and 38 against with six Republicans joining the Democrats to pass the bill, while…READ MORE
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