Snowe: Pass UI Extension Separately

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Friday, June 25, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) today is pushing for the Senate to pass a separate provision authorizing the extension of federal unemployment insurance benefits:

The hundreds of thousands of unemployed Americans who are losing jobless benefits every week deserve our immediate attention, so I am writing today to urge you to bring a free-standing extension of unemployment insurance benefits to the Senate floor for a vote early next week. As of today, more than 1.2 million people out of work for longer than six months are ineligible for the next tier of extended benefits, which were originally provided by the economic stimulus bill to fight the recession.

Senate dithering has cost approximately 300,000 Americans unemployment insurance per week. The extenders package, also known as the jobs bill or H.R. 4213, paying for those benefits failed a cloture vote yesterday evening. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) pulled the bill.

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Ritarosier
Comment posted June 25, 2010 @ 6:42 pm

will the bill help the 99ers,that there are no jobs for,what is so hard about helping the american people,create jobs,you say,well you better create alot,because I have been to a whole lot and have had no luck,everyone needs unemployment until the jobs are there and people start hiring,and depending on your age,you may never find work……….


Taco
Comment posted June 25, 2010 @ 6:43 pm

The whole system is a joke. If by miracle an extension passes, how long will it last, one or two months? Then its back to the same old games taking forever to approve another one Over and over after every short extension ends. Those in charge must not believe that not learning mistakes from the past will be doomed to repeat it. All great empires fel eventually. Maybe this is the beginning of our end. Sad.


webcelt
Comment posted June 25, 2010 @ 6:58 pm

It's not a matter of not learning. It's a matter of what can get past a filibuster. If it was just a matter of a majority vote, this and a lot of other problems could be seriously addressed. While Republicans filibuster everything just to make the Senate dysfunctional, well, it will be dysfunctional.


help
Comment posted June 25, 2010 @ 7:13 pm

I know people who have retired from their job and are on their 4th tier and because i missed the deadline by 1 week I cant even get my 1st extention,they have millions from their and receiving benifits and i am broke and about 2 be homeless,please tell me how this is all fair,does anyone care what is going 2 happen to all people like me and our economy, i guess the message they are sending is that cheating and crime does pay,it may be the only wat to survive


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monkey99
Comment posted June 25, 2010 @ 8:55 pm

O.K., Olympia…….

Let's pass a separate UI extension……For the next 30 tiers. And let it be retoactive. Don't forget to include the 99ers.

Just more Republican horses**t. She probably wouldn't vote for it, anyway.


Ladyink2010
Comment posted June 25, 2010 @ 9:24 pm

Way to go for Olympia Snowe. NOW, EVERY UNEMPLOYED AMERICAN NEEDS TO GET UP AND CALL HARRY REID, AND ALL THE DEMOCRATS AND TELL THEM TO GET THIS SEPARATE BILL WRITTEN UP SO, IT CAN GET PAST IMMEDIATELY> MILLIONS OF AMERICANS ARE SUFFERING AND THIS NEEDS DONE NOW!!!IF YOU CANNOT CALL, GET TO SENDING THE EMAILS TO THE SENATE. WE CAN FINALLY HAVE ALITTLE HOPE IF EVERYONE WORKS TOGETHER TO GET THIS EXTENSION PASSED IMMEDIATELY!!!!THIS IS TOP PRIORITY!!!!!If the democrats do not write a bill to extend this unemployment then I guess that says who IS REALLY TRYING TO HELP THE SUFFERING UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS!!!!!!


Klm620
Comment posted June 25, 2010 @ 9:32 pm

If our country sends millions to help other countries and gives food stamps and medical care to immigrants 'some of them illegal', then why can't we help the people that have helped to build and pay taxes since they were old enough to work? I have been working since I was 14 yrs old. This is the first time I have used unemployment and now it is gone! Tell me what is right in that?


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