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Senate fails to pass Extended Unemployment Compensation (EUC)

EUC expected to come up again
By staff |
February 6, 2014
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Washington, D.C. – The Senate failed to pass measures to restore Extended Unemployment Compensation (EUC) for long-term jobless workers. With a 42 to 55 vote, Republicans blocked moving ahead on extending benefits for the unemployed.

Observers believe that more attempts will be made to push for assistance to the 1.7 million unemployed who have been left without benefits.

Congress allowed the benefits to lapse in December. The result has been extreme hardship for the unemployed, with many facing utility shut offs, home foreclosures, and hunger.

By failing to demand that extending unemployment benefits was a part of December’s budget agreement, the Congress’s Democratic leadership helped to set the stage for the cuts.

23 comments

 
john harding wrote 31 weeks 2 days ago

I typed an extensive and

I typed an extensive and expressive comment and denied yet you let me post this shit........

 
Anonymous wrote 35 weeks 2 days ago

congress sucks, I hope one

congress sucks, I hope one day they are in the same position we are in or one of there children. Karmas a BITCH!!!!!

 
Anonymous wrote 36 weeks 18 hours ago

bull shit on congress

Losr my job after 19 yrs payed taxes and fuckin cant get euc congress is bull shit..

 
Anonymous wrote 36 weeks 4 days ago

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION

To the 1.7 million unemployed people out there, PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION!. It looks as though it may be the only chance we have for the President to take over. PLEASE!!!!

 
jim t wrote 36 weeks 4 days ago

I just don't understand

I just don't understand people are losing everything because republicans wont extend euc

 
Anonymous wrote 36 weeks 6 days ago

euc

Everyone needs to sign this petition: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/renew-unemployment-insurance-i...

Pass along to everyone that you know!!!!!!!!

 
Anonymous wrote 36 weeks 6 days ago

Help

Lost my car guess my home and or electric will be next, unless washington does something quick

 
U.S CITIZEN wrote 37 weeks 11 hours ago

Americas going down the

Americas going down the drain...THE USA DOES NOT CARE ABOUT ITS CITIZENS . WAKE UP
CITIZENS SIGN THE PETITION ASAP

 
Anonymous wrote 37 weeks 19 hours ago
 
Anonymous wrote 37 weeks 23 hours ago

extended unemployment

please american people help us here now. we are gonna be homeless obama your our only help

 
Anonymous wrote 37 weeks 1 day ago

Help!

The President of theUnited States at the State Of the Union Address said he will use executive order to bypass congress,so what are you waiting for Mr President sign the bill to extend EUC Unemployment Benefits?

 
Anonymous wrote 37 weeks 1 day ago

wow

is there anything we can do?

 
Anonymous wrote 37 weeks 1 day ago

euc

THIS COUNTRY HAS GONE TO SHIT ........... VOTE THESE IDIOTS OUT OF OFFICE COME NOV. 2014
LET THE AMERICAN PEOPLE RUN CONGRESS, AND THIS BS WOULDN'T HAPPEN ....

 
Anonymous wrote 37 weeks 1 day ago

How can this be slept on.

How can this be slept on. This is a let down from my country. I paid the money I'm owed ! Don't wanna pay ....Don't tax my check ! Uc tax bull shit!!!

 
Anonymous wrote 37 weeks 1 day ago

Who was 42 and who was 55?

Who was 42 and who was 55? This is so unfair!

 
Scott wrote 37 weeks 1 day ago

Revolution

People are going to die as a direct result from today's vote. That much is an absolute.

You say you want a revolution? Alright.

 
RP wrote 37 weeks 1 day ago

THIS IS CRAZY

Sign the petition people. I hope this President will help us.

 
Anonymous wrote 37 weeks 1 day ago

I'm gonna start taking

I'm gonna start taking drastic measures I'm not a criminal but i am definetly considering so i can pay my bills.

 
cb wrote 37 weeks 1 day ago

ridiculous

While they live comfortably and others struggle....this country is messed up!

 
Anonymous wrote 37 weeks 1 day ago

hungry

I don't know what to do but cry I have 3 kids and no money no money no money no money, its a sad day!

 
Anonymous wrote 37 weeks 1 day ago

EUC

PLEASE sign this petition! !!! We need all the signatures we can get!!

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/renew-unemployment-insurance-i...

 
Anonymous wrote 37 weeks 1 day ago

THIS MOTHER FUCKERS ARE

THIS MOTHER FUCKERS ARE PLAYING WITH MY KIDS, AND THEY GONNA REGRETTED

 
Anonymous wrote 37 weeks 1 day ago

me

I have been looking for.work there's no jobs I am going to be homeless no money for utilities car insurance etc