Tag: unemployed

tax

No more tax break Christmas trees

Christmas came early this year to some of Washington’s biggest special-interest groups when Congress passed legislation that was laden like a decorated Christmas tree with some of the finest-looking and most expensive ornaments lobbyists can buy.


robert hurt

Robert Hurt: Our commonsense plan for a stronger economy and a brighter future

Creating jobs, boosting our economy, and providing a foundation for a brighter tomorrow: these are the simple facets of House Republicans’ plan for expanding opportunity for all Americans.


business

McAuliffe announces grant to put long-term unemployed back to work

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced a new $6 million U.S. Department of Labor grant to the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) that will help hundreds of people across Virginia gain faster access to training for high-demand jobs.


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Web series Farm Story pilot to start shooting in Staunton in September

Going to Tahiti Productions and The Writer, Ink will shoot the 45-minute Farm Story pilot in Staunton and surrounding areas September 8, 2014 through September 17, 2014.


business

Still work to do: 15.4% of young people out of work in May

Generation Opportunity, a national, non-partisan youth advocacy organization, is announcing its Millennial Jobs Report for May 2014. The data is non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) and is specific to 18-29 year olds.


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Dave Brat: A vote for Eric Cantor is a vote for amnesty

Eric Cantor has repeatedly – over and over and over again – promised citizenship for those who illegally enter our country.


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Emmett Hanger: Proposed Medicaid reform compromise

Today, as Chairman of the Medicaid Innovation & Reform Commission (MIRC) and as Chairman of the Senate Finance-Health & Human Resources Subcommittee, I am offering a proposal intended to serve as the basis for a compromise between the House, the Senate, and the Administration regarding Medicaid.


congress

U.S. Senate passes unemployment insurance extension

The U.S. Senate voted Monday to approve a bipartisan compromise to restore emergency unemployment insurance benefits for more than 2 million long-term unemployed American, including as many as 20,000 Virginians, according to some estimates.


robert hurt

Did Robert Hurt even read the jobs report?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that U.S. businesses added 192,000 jobs in March. Somebody might want to let Fifth District Republican Congressman Robert Hurt in on what the jobs report actually had to say.


business

Virginia unemployment rate dips below 5 percent

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.1 percentage point in February to 4.9 percent, the seventh consecutive monthly decline.


robert hurt

Congressman Robert Hurt questions Federal Reserve Chair Yellen on monetary policy

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Va.) released the following statement after the Committee on Financial Services held a hearing on Tuesday entitled, “Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy.”


Ken Plum: Closing the income gap

Between 2007 and 2012, the median wages of Virginia’s highest income earners rose by 8 percent while the lowest income families’ wages shrank by 10 percent, according to an analysis by the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis.


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Robert Hurt: Expanding American Opportunity in 2014

Last week, America watched as President Barack Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress.


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Tim Kaine announces Senate Career and Technical Education Caucus

U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine and Rob Portman announced the formation of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus. The bipartisan Caucus, co-chaired by Kaine and Portman, will focus on improving and strengthening access to career and technical education.


Scott Klinger: A stark choice in the New Year

At this moment, four out of every ten unemployed workers in the U.S. have been looking for a job for more than six months, the highest level of long-term joblessness since the Great Depression.


Earth Talk: America’s Great Outdoors Initiative

President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum in April 2010 establishing the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative to promote and support innovative community-level efforts to conserve outdoor spaces and reconnect Americans to the outdoors.


Skills gap is focus of talk by SHRM exec at Bridgewater College

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 11 million Americans are unemployed. And yet, 4 million jobs languish with no one to fill them.


Frank Clemente: This Christmas, help the unemployed, not Wall Street

When holiday shoppers make a bad choice, the worst result may be an ugly sweater. But Congress recently made a bad choice that will ruin the holidays for over a million families—and will spoil the coming new year for millions more.