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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 Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 6/06/14
On June 6, the Labor Department released the May report on the job market. While the unemployment stayed the same at 6.3%, a broader measure, called the labor force participation rate, remained at a 35 year low, of 62.8%.
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.
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. | 4/27/14
House Republican leadership is still blocking legislation to restore Extended Unemployment Compensation (EUC).
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. | 4/10/14
Legislation to extend unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless passed the Senate, April 7.
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. | 3/31/14
In a press statement, March 31, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said, “Notwithstanding this opposition to extending unemployment benefits I am confident we will pass this bipartisan legislation here in the Senate this week. Once passed, the matter is then in the hands of the Republicans who control the House of Representatives.”
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.
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