BY staff | Washington, DC | 8/22/14
Unemployment rates ticked upwards in 30 states, according to an Aug. 18 report from the federal government’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
BY staff | Washington, D.C. | 6/08/14
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid stated in a June 6 press statement, “It is my hope that Congress can still act on extending unemployment. This vital lifeline is so critical to struggling families in Nevada and throughout the country.”
BY staff | Washington, D.C. | 5/21/14
House speaker John Boehner (R-OH) still refuses to allow a vote on legislation to restore unemployment compensation to the long-term jobless.
Secretary of Labor Perez willing to meet with Rep. Boehner on Extended Unemployment Compensation (EUC)
BY staff | Washington, D.C. | 5/11/14
Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez urged an immediate vote on bill to extend benefits for the long term jobless in a May 7 letter to Republican House Speaker John Boehner.
BY staff | Washington, D.C. | 4/18/14
Legislation to restore unemployment benefits to the long-term unemployed is being blocked by House Republicans.
BY staff | Washington, D.C. | 4/05/14
A vote is expected on legislation to restore Extended Unemployment Compensation this Monday, April 7.
BY staff | Washington, D.C. | 3/27/14
The Senate cleared the way for a vote on legislation to restore benefits to the long term jobless, March 27.
BY staff | Washington, D.C. | 3/19/14
House Speaker John Boehner came out today, March 19, against the Senate measure to restore unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless.
BY staff | Washington, D.C. | 3/11/14
In a surprise move, Representative Brad Schneider (D-IL) announced here today, March 11, that he would undertake a rarely used procedure in an attempt to force a House vote on Extended Unemployment Compensation (EUC).
BY staff | Washington, D.C. | 2/04/14
The Senate Democratic leadership announced today, Feb. 4, that a vote to extend benefits for long term unemployed workers is scheduled for Feb. 6.