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Still no Senate action on Extended Unemployment Compensation (EUC)

By staff |
January 24, 2014
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Washington, DC - Another day has passed without the Senate taking action on Extended Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits. While Senators met Jan. 24, no agreements were reached on legislation to address the situation of the 1.3 million workers who have been cut off from benefits for the long term unemployed.

Most Republicans in Congress are hostile to extending the benefits for unemployed workers. When the Democratic leadership in Congress failed to make the EUC benefits a condition for December’s budget deal, they let the unemployed workers down, and now have little leverage to press for the restoration of relief to jobless workers.

A consensus has developed in Congress where both political parties favor cuts to the social safety net and measures that favor the wealthy.

21 comments

 
Anonymous wrote 6 weeks 6 days ago

HELP US!

PLEASE EXTEND EUC, REALLY NEED HELP!!!!!

 
Anonymous wrote 9 weeks 19 hours ago

Our president and First Lady

Our president and First Lady are MEDIA WHORES! I wish I hadn't voted for him.

 
Barb wrote 10 weeks 4 days ago

unemployment

I have lost any trust in our government. They allow millions to suffer by ignoring families and voters. They don't matter because its easy to ignore these families.

 
Anonymous wrote 11 weeks 1 day ago

stealing

With the euc being stopped many people have no money. People go out and steal dvds to cash back in at fye and suncoast and etc. Just to have money to feed their family's and pay their bills. This is terrible!

 
Anonymous wrote 11 weeks 1 day ago

Hey don't care, why don't you

Hey don't care, why don't you are you rich or just an asshole?

 
Anonymous wrote 11 weeks 1 day ago

dont care about no one's

dont care about no one's comments trying too find a job and no luck. wating for euc benefits people going hungry and struggling with bills

 
Anonymous wrote 11 weeks 1 day ago

euc benifits

they are going to force me and probley many others to look for other ways to take care of things .ill be damned if im gunna starve or loose my house.i feel a crime wave coming on

 
Anonymous wrote 11 weeks 1 day ago

its crazy struggling almost a

its crazy struggling almost a month no income and barely food too provide for my family and food stamps got lowerd not enough ,hope something happens quick,water and other bills bout to get shut off

 
Anonymous wrote 11 weeks 2 days ago

I got perm laid off dec 9th

I got perm laid off dec 9th work was patchy for the year was on partial and paper in mail perm layed off now this no warning not asking for a handoutbut damn

 
Anonymous wrote 11 weeks 2 days ago

Please reinstated

Please reinstated unemployment benefits people are hurting Im unable to pay my rent and keep food on the table for my children . Please Help

 
Anonymous wrote 11 weeks 2 days ago

This is the worst. Feed the

This is the worst. Feed the rich!!!
Starve the poor???
What happened to "For the People"??

 
Anonymous wrote 11 weeks 2 days ago

This is the worst greedy gov.

This is the worst greedy gov. In the world
Feed the rich! Starve the poor? This is backwards!!

 
Anonymous wrote 11 weeks 2 days ago

Extended unemployment

Extended unemployment benefits is our right,employers pay premiums when congress says it cost 24 billions,it cones from 200 billion,that they got
paid on premiuns,so is our money.

 
Anonymous wrote 11 weeks 2 days ago

I have to prostitute just to

I have to prostitute just to keep my bills paid and keep active search for work.

 
Bills Notpaid wrote 11 weeks 2 days ago

Knucklehead Rich

Hey Rich - Go get a life....or better yet, post your address....! ;-)

 
Anonymous wrote 11 weeks 2 days ago

My euc only lasted 3 weeks I

My euc only lasted 3 weeks I have applied everywhere I can and am behind on rent have no fuel to look for work and am hungry. Please pass this please.

 
Anonymous wrote 11 weeks 2 days ago

TO: Go get a job you bums

You're hiring ...great ! When do I start.

 
Anonymous wrote 11 weeks 2 days ago

americans

We need a better Goverment to help the Americian people first then help others.

 
Rich wrote 11 weeks 3 days ago

Go get a job you bums

go get a job

 
Anonymous wrote 11 weeks 3 days ago

unemployment

To all of you in the USA do not vote for Republicans in all elections,every single one of them . Republicans are Barbaric,we are all going to die because of them!

 
Anonymous wrote 11 weeks 4 days ago

We can pay billions for a war

We can pay billions for a war in the Middle East but not for Americans to keep their homes and feed their families.

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