January 06, 2014


Unemployment Extension Still Lacks GOP Votes

"A bipartisan plan to once again provide federal unemployment insurance for more than 1 million Americans appears to be falling short of the Republican support needed to clear a key procedural vote scheduled for Monday evening in the Senate," the Washington Post reports.

"Payments for about 1.3 million out-of-work people expired last month after lawmakers did not extend the program as part of a bipartisan budget agreement."

Meanwhile, Politico reports President Obama "returns from his Hawaii holiday toting a familiar message -- blame the Republicans -- as the White House and its allies launch a fresh weeklong effort to spotlight Congress's failure to renew long-term unemployment benefits."










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