Senate Could Vote to Extend Jobless Benefits

7 Oct

With U.S. unemployment rising, lawmakers hope to resolve a logjam this week on a measure that would extend jobless benefits for those who already may have exhausted them, Senate aides said on Tuesday.

Congressional leaders had hoped to extend benefits before the end of September, when some 400,000 recipients were expected to use them up. But while the House of Representatives last month passed a bill, jobless benefits legislation stalled in the Senate due to a dispute over how many workers should be eligible.

While some details remained unresolved, the measure could come up for a vote in the Senate within days, said an aide to Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen, who argued that the legislation was too narrowly targeted.

Shaheen objected to legislation passed by the House that would extend benefits for jobless workers only in states where the unemployment rate is above 8.5 percent. The unemployment rate was 6.8 percent in August in Shaheen’s home state of New Hampshire.

Click to read more.

Advertisements

5 Responses to “Senate Could Vote to Extend Jobless Benefits”

  1. LANETRA JONES October 9, 2009 at 4:26 am #

    I GOT FRIED FROM MY JOB THAT WORKED FOR 5 YR THE REASON FOR GIVING 3 BAG TO SOMEONE IN THE STORE THAT I HAD WORKED FOR YOU POSE TO PAY FOR BAG 3CENT NOW THERES NOT JOB IN FLORDIA AND THEY WANT GIVE UNEMPOYMENT I BEEN FIGHTING WITH 6MON NOW AND THEY WILL NOT HELP ME

  2. LANETRA JONES October 9, 2009 at 4:30 am #

    PEOPLE NEED TO HELP THE ONES WHO NEED HELP NOT THE ONE WHO TRYING TO TAKE FROM GOV IF THE RICH CAN LIVE IN OUR SHOSE FOR 3DAYS THEY GO RUNING BACK HOME WE BLACK GAOT HARD BUT WE TO FIND AWAY TO GET IN LIKE THE OTHER STAND TALL FOR WHAT WE WANT

  3. chris October 14, 2009 at 6:45 pm #

    ARE WE GOING TO GET EXTENTION WHATS YOUR OPINION

  4. tonia sneed October 15, 2009 at 6:18 am #

    i hope that we continue to receive unemployment benifits a lot of people have been lead into oppression because of this crises and stop letting other people in this Country and take care of your own people people are dieing from these destitute Situations what’s so hard about making the right decesion for the american People’s for a change they need to stop playing games with Our lives

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Dr. Boyce Money: Lost Your Job? Senators Might Help You | Black Man Black Woman - October 8, 2009

    […] Senate has been mingling with the idea of extending jobless benefits for those who’ve lost their jobs. The problem is that the politicians can’t quite make up their minds. A bill was passed last […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: