Political Musings June 26, 2014: Democrat Harkin prevented unemployment extension passing with jobs training bill

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All the talk is about Speaker of the House of Representative John Boehner, R-OH and the Republican majority in the House preventing the passing of the unemployment benefits extension bill, when a Democrat in the Senate, Tom Harkin of…READ MORE

Political Musings June 25, 2014: Heller and Reed unveil new unemployment extension bill excludes retro payments

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New hope for the over three million long-term jobless Americans was unveiled in the form of a new unemployment benefits extension bill introduced by Senators Jack Reed, D-RI and Dean Heller, R-NV in a joint press conference…READ MORE

Political Musings June 22, 2014: Reed and Heller to introduce new unemployment benefits extension bill to Senate this week

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Reed and Heller to introduce new unemployment extension bill to Senate this week

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Keeping to their promise of “not stopping” or “giving up” Senators Jack Reed, D-RI and Dean Heller, R-NV announced on Friday, June 20, 2014 that they are ready to unveil a new long-term…READ MORE

Political Musings June 13, 2014: Levin launches Witness Wednesdays to pressure GOP to pass unemployment extension

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Levin launches Witness Wednesdays to pressure GOP to pass unemployment extension

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Political Musings June 12, 2014: Heller wants Obama to be involved in unemployment benefits extension negotiation

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Political Musings June 11, 2014: Levin wants unemployment extension be added to tax extenders or highway bills

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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 June 2, 2014: House recesses as unemployment extension bill deadline passes, can still pass

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The House of Representatives left for a recess on Friday May 30, 2014 for a week without any attempt to vote on the Senate passed unemployment benefits extension bill, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2014, which technically expired…READ MORE

Political Musings June 2, 2014: Obama still hopeful House will pass unemployment extension bill after deadline

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Although the chances of the House of Representatives passing the Senate passed unemployment benefits bill is dwindling to nil, President Barack Obama still remains optimistic that Congress will extend benefits for the 2.8 million long-term jobless Americans that…READ MORE

Political Musings May 29, 2014: Portman chose not to negotiate, encourage Boehner to pass unemployment extension

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Political Musings May 25, 2014: One week left for House to act on unemployment extension, urge your rep to vote

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One week left for House to act on unemployment extension, urge your rep to vote

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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 1, 2014: Obama weighs-in on House opposition to unemployment benefits extension bill

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Obama weighs-in on House opposition to unemployment benefits extension bill

 

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President Barack Obama finally commented on the ongoing problems of getting the Senate unemployment benefits extension bill to a vote in the House of Representatives during the speech he delivered on the failed Senate minimum wage vote on Wednesday afternoon…Continue

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

By Bonnie K. Goodman

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

Political Musings April 3, 2014: Senate passes unemployment benefits extension with 61-38 procedural test vote

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The Senate passed a second procedural vote 61 for and 38 against on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 ending the filibuster and debate and advancing the long-term jobless unemployment benefits extension bill to a full and final vote. Six Republicans…READ MORE

Political Musings March 28, 2014: Senate unemployment benefits extension bill passes 65-34 ending filibuster

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Senate unemployment benefits extension bill passes 65-34 ending filibuster

By Bonnie K. Goodman

With a bipartisan vote of 65 for and 34 against, the Senate voted on Thursday afternoon, March 27, 2014 to pass a cloture vote and end the filibuster moving the unemployment benefits extension bill forward towards a full senate vote…READ MORE

Political Musings March 25, 2014: Speaker Boehner opposes Senate long-term jobless unemployment benefits extension

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Speaker Boehner opposes Senate long-term jobless unemployment benefits extension

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner, R-OH opposes the Senate bipartisan deal to extend unemployment for the long-term jobless. Boehner made the announcement at his Tuesday morning press conference on March 25, 2014 in the Capitol…READ MORE

Political Musings February 6, 2014: Senate fails to advance long-term jobless unemployment benefits extension 58-40

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Senate fails to advance long-term jobless unemployment benefits extension 58-40

By Bonnie K. Goodman

The Senate again failed to advance a revised unemployment benefits extension bill with a vote of 58-40 on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, which would resulted in a three-month benefits extension. The bill garnered 4 Republican votes, but needed…READ MORE
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