Post Politics: Unemployment


Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 02/06/2014

Senate hits another dead end on unemployment benefits

Republicans complained that the latest proposal did not have a proper offsetting spending cut to lessen the impact on the federal deficit.

By Paul Kane  |  02:55 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  unemployment insurance

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 01/31/2014

Obama hails new private-sector commitment to hiring long-term unemployed

The White House continues post State of the Union push with move to help people out of work for long periods.

By David Nakamura  |  12:26 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Obama, unemployment insurance

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Obama: Nobody wants unemployment checks more than a job

“They just want a shot,” Obama says.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:36 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Unemployment, White House

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Unemployment insurance extension clears key hurdle in Senate

Despite some drama, the bill wound up clearing a key procedural hurdle by a vote of 60 to 37, with six Republicans voting in support.

By Paul Kane and Aaron Blake  |  11:17 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Unemployment

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 01/03/2014

Obama will push unemployment insurance at White House on Tuesday

Obama will make the case that the failure to extend the benefits will hurt the economy as a whole.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:00 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Unemployment, White House

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 12/08/2013

Durbin: Jobless benefits not a budget deal-breaker

Democrats are open to a separate extension of the benefits that expire at year’s end.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:49 AM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Unemployment

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 12/08/2013

Rand Paul: Long-term benefits a ‘disservice’ to the unemployed

“You’re causing them to become part of this perpetual unemployed group in our economy,” he said on Fox News Sunday.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:25 AM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Unemployment