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Senate to vote on unemployment benefits this week

Senate to vote on unemployment benefits this week

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid moved forward a vote on a bill that would renew unemployment insurance for the long-term jobless Monday.
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Unemployment insurance passes test vote in Senate

Unemployment insurance passes test vote in Senate

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- The Senate took another step towards passing an extension on emergency unemployment insurance Thursday, voting 65-34 to begin debate.
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The Issue: More roadblocks before EUC can be reinstated

The Issue: More roadblocks before EUC can be reinstated

No job, no money and no prospects for the situation to change any time soon. That's what's facing the more than 2 million long-term unemployed Americans whose extended unemployment benefits began expiring just after Christmas.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
The Issue: Could deal be close on renewing extended unemployment?

The Issue: Could deal be close on renewing extended unemployment?

Could it be? An actual deal in the works to reinstitute the extended unemployment benefits that expired just after Christmas?
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

Bipartisan unemployment extension deal reached in Senate

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- A deal to extend expired unemployment benefits five months that includes offsets to pay for them was struck Thursday, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators said.
Senate strikes deal to revive long-term unemployment insurance

Senate strikes deal to revive long-term unemployment insurance

March 13 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of senators announced they had reached a deal to extend emergency unemployment insurance benefits for five months.
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Report: Senate eyeing deal on long-term unemployment benefits

Report: Senate eyeing deal on long-term unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A deal to restore long-term unemployment benefits may have bipartisan support, the Hill reported Monday.
The Issue: Extended unemployment benefits -- when will Congress act?

The Issue: Extended unemployment benefits -- when will Congress act?

The surprising Christmas agreement that produced the first federal budget resolution in years may have lulled the casual observer into thinking Washington pols were ready to shut up and play nice.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Top Democrat says Republicans should find cuts for jobless benefits

Top Democrat says Republicans should find cuts for jobless benefits

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he's open to finding budget cuts to pay for extending unemployment benefits.
Senate vote on emergency jobless benefits bill moved to Tuesday

Senate vote on emergency jobless benefits bill moved to Tuesday

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Monday postponed a vote on extending emergency unemployment benefits to Tuesday as the long-term jobless face a tough labor market.
Obama administration pushes for extended jobless benefits

Obama administration pushes for extended jobless benefits

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- With the U.S. Senate poised to vote Monday on a three-month extension of long-term unemployment benefits, the Obama administration is pushing for passage.
Democrats: Extension of jobless benefits 'Job One' in 2014

Democrats: Extension of jobless benefits 'Job One' in 2014

WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Democratic congressional leaders say an extension of federal jobless benefits is their top priority when the House and Senate reconvene in January.

Unemployment insurance running out for 1.3M long-term unemployed

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Extended unemployment benefits expire this weekend for 1.3 million long-term unemployed Americans, an event the White House said "defies" reason.
Financial watchdog Richard Cordray sworn in

Financial watchdog Richard Cordray sworn in

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday hailed the long-delayed confirmation of Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Senators favor measured U.S. response in Egypt

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) -- A key Republican senator said Sunday the United States was promoting calm in Egypt following the ouster of its elected president by the military.

McCain: Time to help Syrian rebels growing short

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- The Syrian military has gained the upper hand in its campaign against anti-government rebels, a senior U.S. senator who recently visited Syria said Sunday.

Sen. Jack Reed calls for cautious response to chemical weapon use

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., said Sunday the Obama administration can't act on incomplete information regarding the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

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Graham urges holding up Obama nominations

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A senior Republican senator said President Obama's Cabinet nominations should be shelved pending more detailed information about the Libyan consulate attack.

Senate passes Russia trade bill

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate approved a measure that would grant Russia permanent normal trade relations status on a 92-4 vote.

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Country's oldest store out of business

ADAMSVILLE, R.I., July 29 (UPI) -- The oldest general store in the United States is closing its doors Sunday after being in business in Adamsville, R.I., for 224 years, its owner says.

Senate no puffing zone includes entrances

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Smokers no longer can take shelter from the elements at entrances to the U.S. Senate wing of the Capitol under new rules enacted before the Memorial Day break.
President Obama signs two-month extension of Social Security payroll tax holiday

President Obama signs two-month extension of Social Security payroll tax holiday

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Friday signed a compromise deal extending the Social Security payroll tax holiday for two months.

Workers with reduced hours could get help

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., said passing a bill giving compensation to U.S. workers who accept fewer work hours to prevent company layoffs would save jobs.
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