Mar 8, 2014
Unemployment Extension Passes the Senate, but the House Still Isn’t Wild About Poor People
Posted on Jan 7, 2014
One chamber of Congress gave unemployed Americans cause for hope Tuesday, while the other, led by Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, remains in opposition.
House Republicans indicated that any extension of unemployment benefits would come with more than a pound of flesh. Democrats would have to approve one or more causes they typically find repugnant, reports The New York Times:
The bill would resuscitate a program, which expired in December, that benefits more than a million long-term unemployed Americans.
President Obama, below, spoke after the Senate passed the bill.
—Posted by Peter Z. Scheer
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