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Rockefeller: Goodwin Will Vote for Unemployment Benefits Extension

Last updated: July 31, 2020 | July 16, 2010 | Ismaeel Delgado
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Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) has answered the question on the minds of all the people who have lost their unemployment benefits in recent weeks: Senate appointee Carte Goodwin (D-W.Va.) will vote in favor of the unemployment benefits extension bill that the Senate will take up shortly after he is sworn in at 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday. That means there will be 60 votes in favor of the bill, enough to overcome a Republican filibuster.

“We will take up and pass unemployment legislation,” Rockefeller said.

Rockefeller announced Goodwin’s anticipated vote as he made remarks during a press conference today. West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin (D) announced during the presser that Goodwin, Manchin’s former general counsel, will replace the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D).

Updated at 3:32 p.m.

Ismaeel Delgado | Ismaeel Delgado has been working for the Ministry of Information and Communications as a Technical Officer for the past five years. He is an Electronics and Communication Engineer with a Masters in Information and Communication Engineering. He is involved in the review, revision, redesign, and expansion of the required structure, legislation, laws, and technically relevant national planning and program for spectrum management based on ITU radio regulations as a technical officer in the Ministry of Information and Communications' Frequency Management Department.

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