Tag: unemployment benefits

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.

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Tim Kaine comments on unemployment insurance vote

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine released a statement after a minority of senators blocked a vote on passage of emergency unemployment insurance legislation on Tuesday.

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.

Webb: Tax deal will reinvigorate U.S. economy

U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., is on board with the bipartisan effort being led by President Obama to reach consensus on a two-year extenion of Bush-era tax cuts and an extension of benefits to the long-term unemployed. “The framework agreement for tax cuts and extended unemployment insurance shows great promise in reinvigorating our economy and […]

Forbes votes for unemployment-benefits extension

Congressman Randy Forbes (R-4th) announced today that he voted in favor of H.R. 3548, to allow workers to draw an additional 14 weeks of federal unemployment benefits after exhausting their regular 26 weeks of state compensation. According to the Joint Committee on Taxation, the bill is revenue neutral and paid for through a number of […]

Perriello-backed unemployment extension wins approval in Congress

Today, Rep. Tom Perriello praised the huge victory in Congress to extend unemployment benefits in all 50 states. He had been fighting for the changes since the U.S. House passed a bill in September that did not help Virginians. “This is a major victory to get help to those who need it the most. I’m […]

House GOP turns back on those hit hardest by recession

(Updated with statements from Del. Chris Saxman and Democratic legislative candidates Erik Curren and Greg Marrow appearing under our Comments section.) One thousand, one hundred and thirty two. That’s a real number for you, specifically how many more Waynesboro residents are out of a job as of the most recent report of the Virginia Employment […]