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4th March
2014
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Unemployment Benefit Extension news update today March 4, 2014:
Millions of Americans are still unemployed and more are exhausting their long term unemployment benefits every week that passes without an extension. The President promised to support America’s unemployed, but right now, his primary attention is overseas. Russia recently warned of a military storm in Ukraine. An ultimatum was issued with Russian telling Ukranian forces to clear the Crimea or face a military response. With policy leaders and the President focused on overseas volatility, the chances of a short term push for a long term unemployment benefit extension have diminished. The stark reality of the situation is that long term emergency unemployment compensation is till in doubt.
Despite the growing doubt and uncertainty, the Senate is expected to review the possibility of another long term unemployment benefit extension this week. Hopes though, that an extension measure will pass, are not as high this time considering the fact that extension plans have been filibustered twice already by Senate Republicans in 2014.
Given the attempts already, tensions are high. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) has reported that he has been in progressive talks with multiple Senate Republicans regarding a possible plan to pass a retroactive measure that would provide a six month unemployment benefit extension. This could be very good news considering the last measure to pass unemployment fell short by just one vote. One more vote may be all that is needed this time around to pass an EUC measure through the Senate. Almost two million Americans without long term emergency compensation are counting on it.


Genny Germano

207 Comments

  1. Rich
    13/03/2014

    Discharge vote sorry. It only happened 2 times in over 100 yrs

  2. Jackie Wesner
    16/03/2014

    I lost my job of 29 years with a perfect work history. THe first time i have ever collected a benefit and I get cut after 6months!!! IT is an OUTRAGE

  3. Rich
    20/03/2014

    I just saw the news; Obama said the flight 307 disaster is the number 1 pryoritory of the U S government. What happened to the people who elected these idiots. I know there are 3 Americans on board its a shame but there 2.2 million out of unemployment.

  4. bmw
    03/04/2014

    So far the vite is 56-36 with yes up….call and bug your senators. ..ky senators voted no. I will vote no for them…they need 60 votes for yes. Now it is 59-36. Last time they liked 1vote…..this is motion to wave senate budget rules.. this is on c-span channel…..now they have 60 votes for yes. Motion passes 60-36

  5. bmw
    03/04/2014

    So far the vite is 56-36 with yes up….call and bug your senators. ..ky senators voted no. I will vote no for them…they need 60 votes for yes. Now it is 59-36. Last time they liked 1vote…..this is motion to wave senate budget rules.. this is on c-span channel…..now they have 60 votes for yes. Motion passes 60-36..I love senator Reid

  6. KAren Billings
    04/04/2014

    I don’t know what to do I am almost 56 and can not for the life of me land a job. I continually send out Resume’s apply on line at home and career link. I can not pay my electric bill … I have lived a frugal life and it is getting more difficult to decide do I buy a gal of milk or do I put a gal of gas in the car… ? I soon wont have car insurance. I scrap what ever I can at the scrap yard to have a few dollars. Cant pay my taxes. I am at the bottom .. Just received another dear john letter this morning about another job.. Please Help. I have applied for food stamps. I dont know what to do. My phone which is my only contact is being shut off. I eat once a day to try and make the scraps meet. Help me please … Thank you for listening. I am brokennnnnn:(

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