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Senate vote to extend on Extended Unemployment Compensation (EUC) set for Feb. 6

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February 4, 2014
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Washington, DC - The Senate Democratic leadership announced today, Feb. 4, that a vote to extend benefits for long term unemployed workers is scheduled for Feb. 6.

The vote will be on a three-month extension of Extended Unemployment Compensation (EUC). The measure has the support of a few Republican senators. 60 votes are needed to overcome a Republican filibuster.

In December 2013, Democrats did not force Republicans to accept extended jobless benefits as a part of the budget deal, setting in motion the uphill fight to restore unemployment compensation for those who have been without work for more than six months.

To date, about 1.7 million workers have been affected by the cut to unemployment benefits.

The long-running economic crisis, which started at the end of 2007, impacted the major capitalist countries and changed their economic landscapes. The outcome has been high unemployment rates, a net decline in the number of good paying jobs – especially in manufacturing - and more workers in part-time employment.

In the U.S. both major political parties have been part of a consensus to cut the social safety net.

80 comments

 
Anonymous wrote 23 weeks 6 days ago

EUC

Obama is defending his executive decision to free 4 Taliban Leaders for one American Taliban sympathizer and deserter. Why has Obama not even lifted a finger to take the same action to help 3 million loyal unemployed Americans?! This is insane!! Obama promised that if Congress did not take action, he would. President Obama is a LIAR!! Please go to petitions.whitehouse.gov and sign the petition to urge Obama to keep his word. I am sorry that I expected more from the President of the United States. It is clear that he cares for the Taliban more than his fellow Americans.

 
Anonymous wrote 39 weeks 3 days ago

Those low life creeps!!

Those low life creeps!! They're getting their checks I can promise you that. Rot in hell

 
joe wrote 39 weeks 6 days ago

euc extenion

already have given up lost my phone car insurance cable food landlord is tired of excuses hope I don't wake up in the morning my prayers are for everyonein the same position god bless you all

 
anonymous wrote 40 weeks 6 days ago

unemployment extensions

It seems there is little hope for us that are suffering because government doesn't care

 
Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 1 day ago

EUC

Repulicans remember how ur rep. Voted and remember to vote them OUT!!!!,,,,,,,that's how we fight back unless you want 4 more years of this sme treatment...........

 
Thom Abernathy wrote 41 weeks 1 day ago

EUC

everyone should send a letter to Pete Session. He calls unemployment aid "immoral"!! what a heartless bastard!

 
R Wheeler wrote 41 weeks 2 days ago

euc

Pathetic

 
Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 2 days ago

I don't even how these

I don't even how these bastards can sleep at nite. Some people are sleeping in their card with NO food. You all shall reap what you sow, God will see to that!!! Just watch!!!!

 
Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 2 days ago

EUC

EVERYBODY REMEMBER TO FIND OUT AND SEND EMAILS AND LETTERS ASSURING YHEM THIER TERM WILL END ON THE NEXT ELECTION AND WE WILLGET OUT TO VOTE JUST TO MAKE SURE THEY THAT VOTED OUT AND WONT BE AROUND NEXT YEAR.....I WILL TELLMFAMILY AND FRIENDS TO DO THE SAME

 
Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

Help us President Obama

Pick up that phone and pen President Obama and help us!

 
Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

EUC

UNREAL!!!! WOW!

 
Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

Proud American

Mr Senator House republican ass hole, anti-American
Stupid ignorant John Beohner is going to pay for this!!!!
Your stupid ass holes republicans will pay for not extending
The Euc benefits to poor, middle class American citizens.

 
Thom Abernathy wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

EUC

I thought Obama said if Congress wouldn't take action that he would. He need to pull out his pen and take action now!

 
Yo leroy wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

It's a sad day

Being a republican is immoral

 
Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

help

It didn't pass congress please help all of us can't hold out much longer.

 
Union ironworker wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

Euc

Republicans should be kicked out of this country

 
Thom Abernathy wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

The only reason Republicans

The only reason Republicans don't want it is because Obama wants them to. You can bet we will remember this come election time!

 
Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

Unbelievable I hope you

Unbelievable

I hope you people know who your Senator is. Start calling! My Republican senator was 1 of 4 that voted yes.

 
unemployed old lady wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

EUC VOTE

I'm pretty sure to invoke cloturewould mean a speedy vote on the bill,but if it's not invoked the argument roars on?

 
Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

How long if possible will the

How long if possible will the democrats be able to offer another proposal?

 
unemployed old lady wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

EUC VOTE

2:27pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.1845, Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act;

Not Invoked: 55-43

For procedural reasons, Senator Reid changed his vote to no and entered a motion to reconsider the failed cloture vote at a later time.

 
Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

I'm literally watching the

I'm literally watching the congress vote, so I know if I'll get to eat soon or not. So sad...

 
Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

Wait, I'm lost, did they

Wait, I'm lost, did they decline it again?!?

 
unemployed wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

EUC VOTE

We'll they started a 15 minute roll call vote 37 minutes ago.

 
Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

angry

They have jobs and warm homes,No compassion and hardend hearts .You reap what you sow congress.

 
Rick wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

EUC needed

61 and employers don't want to give me even a chance. Age discrimination runs rampant in America.

 
Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

unemployment extension

where is the money........Bullies..Liars picking on the poor and unemployed. You might bend us but you wont break us!

 
Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

got a job lined up, but due

got a job lined up, but due to bad weather it's on hold for maybe a month. We need a little help, for now.

 
Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

euc benefits

I really hope they pass the euc benefits today at 2pm. My family cant hold on much longer. We have thingsshut off my rent is past due! What do they expect us to do. I have $40 left its ridiculous

 
Prandle wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

EUC

Correct me if I am wrong but if the Senate was to pass a vote on EUC. Does it not have to go before the House to be voted on as well prior to being signed by POTUS ?

 
Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

They are talking about it

They are talking about it now!

 
unemployed old lady wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

EUC VOTE

Still dragging their feet, cloture vote postponed til 2pm,COME ON ALREADY!!

 
Thom Abernathy wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

EUC

when are they voting today? right now they are talking about some BS about public land use, and some vote on Gun in post office parking lots?

 
Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

Please pass! Need the help

Please pass! Need the help badly!!

 
pissed off patron wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

PLEASE

please pass!!!! if not I hope when elections come you'll wish there was unemployment

 
pissed off patron wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

PLEASE

please pass!!!! if not I hope when elections come you'll wish there was unemployment

 
Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

Please

This needs to be passed please millions of people just like me need the ext passed so please pass it today so we can get back pay to are bills thank u

 
Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

If the bill is passed today,

If the bill is passed today, how long do you think we are looking at till retro payments?

 
Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

Help!!!

Please pass....I started a job but running out of gas money so how will I keep it??????

 
Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

SOS - EUC Please

PLEASE PASS EUC.

Pray that the extension is granted. There are a lot us that need EUC to live... Cold, tired, and very hungry in IL.

 
Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

euc

Mercy please to all of us americans trying to eat another day. Horrible and so sad we all are suffering no discrimination now it has affected all races. Please pass.

 
Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

STOP BEGGING

When the Sheeple stop begging and praying and start marching, maybe the elite corps of impudent politicians ordained to rule by the blue blood and capital infusion running in their veins shall finally understand who it is the Founding Fathers mean for them to serve.

 
Nelson Tirado Jr wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

EUC

Great Job at Citibank for 25 years and 8 months. My department had to relocate and I was "JOB DISCONTINUED." EUC and UB allows people to have a little bit of dignity for themselves.

 
Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

Euc

Today is the day. Let it be, let it be!

 
Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

Communism

This is what our country is leading up to our scene looks like hitler style make all people depend on government time for the second american revolution

 
Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

Failure to act

Revolution is our duty when our government becomes corrupt or fails to act on our best interest.....where we at fellas?

 
Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 4 days ago

unemployment ext

I think Beohner should go back to being a janitorial work so he can get laid off and remember where he came from. I think so of these Politicians need a reality check.

 
Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 4 days ago

Please pass

I'm on my last $10 and they're going to shut off my gas. We'll freeze. Pass, PLEASE pass !

 
Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 4 days ago

I haven't cried this much

I haven't cried this much since my mother passed away. Please extend it so we can at least get back on our feet so we can look for a job. Some of us can't even buy food. Help us all dear lord!

 
Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 4 days ago

EUC

Please pass the bill for euc NOW, we all are in need of help, we need money badly. Thanking you in advance for passing the extension.

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