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Senate to ‘revisit’ Extended Unemployment Compensation (EUC)

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February 16, 2014
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Washington D.C. – Congress has failed the unemployed, by going into recess without passing legislation to extend unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless. Senate majority leader Harry Reid tweeted, Feb. 12, that the issue would be “revisited” when the Senate goes back into session Feb.25.

More than 1.7 million unemployed workers have been impacted, with the number climbing each week. Many are losing their homes and are unable pay utilities or help feed their families.

This crisis has been building since December, 2013, when Congress failed to extend long-term jobless benefits. Republicans are generally opposed to programs that serve working and low-income people. Democrats by and large support an austerity agenda that aims to cut federal spending. They failed to insist on the inclusion of Extended Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits in December’s budget agreement.

Many states continue to have extremely high unemployment rates.  California has an 8.3 unemployment rate and in Illinois it is 8.6. Rhode Island has the highest unemployment rate coming in at 9.1.

 

75 comments

 
Herbert, P.C. wrote 30 weeks 1 day ago

Talk to our Attorneys

What you can do if you run out of unemployment benefits? This thought must have made your mind blocked. Currently, there are currently no extended unemployment benefits in place for 2014 unless Congress acts to renew them. So you must check frequently for updates on possible federal unemployment extensions.

Herbert, P.C.
( Family Attorney )

 
Anonymous wrote 30 weeks 1 day ago

Is this what happens when the

Is this what happens when the Republicans have the house they mail the middle to low class Americans bleed almost to death before they help.

 
jamie adams wrote 33 weeks 3 days ago

unemployment extensions

Unemployment/jobs march !Tuesday March 4th @10 am in every state/district office in the country https;//WWW.Facebook.com/EmpoweringPeoplewithaVoice

 
Rich wrote 33 weeks 3 days ago

euc benifits

I have gone without any type of help as of Dec. 28 . I am trying to. Find a job I am now 2 months behind on my car payments if I loose my car I will never find a job. Mass transportation is not addiquate enough so. I. Am about 30 days away from disporation. I

 
Georgeanna wrote 34 weeks 2 days ago

Vote Republicans Out

I will never forget what they did to my family and I WILL NEVER VOTE REPUBLICAN AGAIN!!!

 
dave wrote 34 weeks 3 days ago

unemployed

Tell these old sobs recess is for kids in grade school.

 
Anonymous wrote 34 weeks 4 days ago

We are unemployed due to the

We are unemployed due to the mismanagement of our goverment, causing companys to layoff, relocate to over countrys, or close there doors all together

 
Anonymous wrote 34 weeks 5 days ago

EUC

vote them out,they vote us out KARMA

 
Anonymous wrote 34 weeks 6 days ago

I will NEVER forget how the

I will NEVER forget how the GOP has let us down and I will NEVER VOTE REPUBLICAN AGAIN!!

 
Anonymous wrote 34 weeks 6 days ago

Single Mother With Certifications - Still Unemployed

I am a single mother and I have graduated with 3.88 / 4.0 GPA in Medical Assisting. I have 5 Certifications. I have not received any child support in over a year. I AM NOT LAZY! I simply have been struggling to find a job in CT. Please help!!

 
William Vasquez wrote 35 weeks 5 hours ago

Unemployment

This issue must be handled sensitively and should be resolve ASAP. Immigration is not the only reason as Immigrants also bring mind and money for our country.

William Vasquez
(Immigration Attorney Raleigh)

 
mitch wrote 35 weeks 6 hours ago

have all of us

Have ALL of us signed the petitions?
And called sens n reps n Boshner?
Please do asap. It isnt enough to just cuss em out here.THEY must hear from all of us asap. 15 mins

 
jamie wrote 35 weeks 8 hours ago

petition to extend unemployment benefits

sign it just click on copy and paste this link http://chn.ge/NuJgzj

.
US Congress: Reinstate unemployment extension

 
Jamie Archer wrote 35 weeks 19 hours ago

EUC

I can only hope that the GOD that these Republicans so fervently believe is there to judge them when their time comes. Selfish, selfish, selfish...

 
Anonymous wrote 35 weeks 1 day ago

Can you find more people to join this campaign? Ask them to sign

Can you find more people to join this campaign? Ask them to sign now.

 
Anonymous wrote 35 weeks 1 day ago

Extend it fools! republicans

Extend it fools! republicans are only worried about the wealthy.

 
tim wrote 35 weeks 1 day ago

pass the extension

even if they pass this law just remember no matter what come November never ever ever vote republican no matter what. I have heard this song and dance for years. WAKE UP AMERICA THIS MAKES ME SICK TO MY STOMACH

 
Anonymous wrote 35 weeks 1 day ago

Please help, I am still

Please help, I am still looking for a Job, but need money now

 
Anonymous wrote 35 weeks 1 day ago

please help me save my home,

please help me save my home, I have been looking and is still looking for a JOB

 
mitch wrote 35 weeks 2 days ago

jamie

Please sign Jamies petition. Send to friends n family. Thanks Jamie

 
mitch wrote 35 weeks 2 days ago

unem medicaid

Most of us r elgible for medicaid free medical
I signed up in Nevada thru welfare
Also foodstamps n rent asst
Enroll in everything u can. Govt will pay alot for all this. 22k in Nv r now on medicaid n itll cost govt millions

 
mitch wrote 35 weeks 2 days ago

unemployment

Again please our senators n reps MUST hear from all of us-call n write asap. Our votes WILL matter in midterm elections in Nov. 1.7 mil plus families who vote is about 3.5 mil in Nov. Our votes matter n we must speak up now

 
Anonymous wrote 35 weeks 2 days ago
 
Anonymous wrote 35 weeks 2 days ago

Ecu

Pass ecu soon , my kids need food !!

 
ben wrote 35 weeks 2 days ago

the country is in great shape

the country is in great shape

 
Anonymous wrote 35 weeks 2 days ago

sign it just click on

sign it just click on ithttp://chn.ge/NuJgzj

 
lisajean wrote 35 weeks 2 days ago

Dear politicians

Please help.

 
DWAYNE wrote 35 weeks 2 days ago

E.U.B.

THE ASS COULD NOT EVEN RUN A CANDY STORE LITTLE OWN THE GOVERMENT THEY' NEED A LESSON IN HARD TIMES YOU CAN BET HOWEVER IF THER CHILDERN OR GRAND KID'S WAS ON THE LIST OF HARD TIMES THEY WHOULD BE THE FIRST TO JUMP

 
Anonymous wrote 35 weeks 2 days ago

unemployed

I will never vote for no good republicans. I hope they all root in hell.

 
Anonymous wrote 35 weeks 3 days ago

alternative solution

Hey everyone, here's an alternate solution- let's sign this petition asap! http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4804121

 
Anonymous wrote 35 weeks 3 days ago

Idiots

What cracks me up is we PAY taxes on unemployment benefits.
Will never vote republican again. Sooooo looking forward to Nov

 
Anonymous wrote 35 weeks 3 days ago

vote yes for unemployment

it is a matter of life and death for some people.

 
jamie adams wrote 35 weeks 3 days ago
 
Anonymous wrote 35 weeks 3 days ago

unemployment

Yes we ALL must call and hand write and email too, all three...to our senators and representatives and Boehner and McConnell and Paul. It only takes 20 minutes and means everything. Make our voices know this week.

 
Anonymous wrote 35 weeks 3 days ago

Another recess.....this is

Another recess.....this is hilarious!!!!!

 
beto wrote 35 weeks 3 days ago

Why do taxes ? why pay taxes?

Why do taxes ? why pay taxes? When people don't care and sit back on there own world. prosperity does't happen to most of us. money is only a way of slavery.

 
Anonymous wrote 35 weeks 3 days ago

It was me who employed you

It was me who employed you and it will be my vote that fires you unless you can redeem yourselfs REPUBLICANS!!! See you in the unemployment line.

 
john r wrote 35 weeks 3 days ago

unemployment extension

I have voted for mostly republican presidents since Richard Nixon. NEVER again republican for anything!

 
Diane wrote 35 weeks 3 days ago

EXTEND THE UNEMPLOYMENT

Come off of your vacation NOW!!!!!! PEOPLE NEW HELP NOW!!!!! How thoughtless of you taking a vacation when people are hurting. You need to come off the vacation NOW!!!!!!!!

 
Anonymous wrote 35 weeks 3 days ago

I wont ever vote republican

I wont ever vote republican again

 
Anonymous wrote 35 weeks 3 days ago

They were in recess for a

They were in recess for a week in January! What a racket!!! A government for the people, by the people? I think NOT!!!! It is absolutely shameful!

 
Anonymous wrote 35 weeks 3 days ago

They were just in recess for

They were just in recess for a week in January!!!!! A government by the people and for the people???

 
Anonymous wrote 35 weeks 3 days ago

Pull them out their beds

I say we take a lesson from the French this time.
We need a revolution!

 
Susan wrote 35 weeks 3 days ago

UE Extension

CALL YOUR SENATOR....EVERYDAY!!!!!! I AM AND I AM CALLING YOURS TOO. DO IT. BE HEARD. FORGET EMAILS. TIE UP THOSE LINES. CALL.

 
Anonymous wrote 35 weeks 3 days ago

extended unemployment

won't be voting Repub. again.

 
marley wrote 35 weeks 3 days ago

dirtbag republicans

dirtbag republicans

 
matt davis wrote 35 weeks 3 days ago

congress is useless

Funny how these scumbags in congress calling the unemployed lazy and yet are going on another paid vacation off our tax dollars while the long term unemployed continue to suffer while their on vacation a bunch of useless scumbags these Republicans a party of no

 
Anonymous wrote 35 weeks 3 days ago

EUC

power tends to corrupt, absolute power tends to corrupt absolutely