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Minn. delegation not taking part in Congressional HIV/AIDS caucus

By | 09.16.11 | 12:27 pm | More from The Minnesota Independent

Amid constant congressional squabbling over spending and the deficit in Congress, 59 Democrats and Republicans have united in pledging to spend more money for research and prevention efforts to combat the spread of AIDS domestically and worldwide.

The Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus, spurred by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), More…

Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus signals effort to treat more HIV-positives globally

By | 09.15.11 | 4:46 pm

UPDATE: Sept. 16, 10:30 a.m. This article was amended with a correction*.

Amid constant congressional squabbling over spending and the deficit in Congress, 59 Democrats and Republicans have united in pledging to spend more money for research and prevention efforts to combat the spread of AIDS domestically and worldwide.

Sen. Sanders, Rep. McDermott propose single-payer legislation

By | 05.10.11 | 1:39 pm

Though Republicans control the U.S. House and Democrats’ hold on the Senate took a hit in the 2010 election, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is trying once more to pass a Medicare-for-all single payer health care bill — something he tried to do in 2009 as an amendment to his More…

House Democrats Put Forward Tier V Legislation, Extending Unemployment Benefits for 99ers

By | 08.10.10 | 5:47 pm

Today, returned from the six-week August recess to vote on the state aid bill, House Democrats put forward legislation to create a fifth tier of unemployment benefits. Last week, Senate Democrats put forward similar legislation. Reps. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) and Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) cosponsored the legislation creating a fifth More…

Democrats Look for Vehicles for Medicaid, TANF Funding

By | 07.28.10 | 3:40 pm

After two months of wrangling, Congress passed an extension of unemployment benefits earlier this month. But a number of other of vital safety-net programs remain in limbo.

For Growing Ranks of 99ers, No Help Coming

By | 07.23.10 | 8:15 am

Late Thursday afternoon, President Obama signed into law a bill granting workers out of a job for more than 26 weeks additional unemployment insurance payments, paid for by the federal government. The benefits had been in place since November 2009, but had lapsed for seven weeks — an unprecedented More…

House Fails to Move Standalone Unemployment Extension Bill

By | 06.29.10 | 4:08 pm

This afternoon, the House failed to pass a standalone bill that would have extended federal unemployment insurance benefits. Last week, the jobs bill pending in the Senate — containing those benefits as well as Medicaid aid for states and dozens of other provisions — died. Each week that Congress fails More…

As Long-Term Unemployment Deepens, 99ers Look for Answers

By | 06.10.10 | 6:00 am

For 23 years, 58-year-old Cindy Paoletti of Salina, N.Y., worked in the corporate accounting division of J.P. Morgan Chase, balancing payroll accounts in an upstate office of the Wall Street bank. In December 2007, Paoletti was let go in a wave of layoffs that eventually shuttered the entire Syracuse operations More…

House to Hold Hearing on Long-Term Unemployment

By | 06.03.10 | 5:41 pm

The Ways and Means subcommittee on income security will meet next Thursday to examine how Congress might better address the problem of long-term unemployment, Chairman Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) just announced.

“If we can afford wars, tax cuts, and bank bailouts, then we can certainly afford to maintain programs for workers who More…

Funding Crisis for Unemployment Programs Begs Reform

By | 05.07.10 | 6:00 am

Most state unemployment programs are flat broke, according to federal analysts, and the states themselves are largely to blame.

Thirty-four state unemployment insurance trust funds have run dry as a result of the recent recession, forcing those programs to take out nearly $40 billion in federal loans to weather the More…