We already know without doubt that Boner and the house are most likely going to block EUC using many of the excuses they already have and they fact the Dems won’t allow them to further pollute the Earth with deregulation amendments and other BS that really does not “job-create” anything for millions of laid off workers.
So, will Obama step in? I am not sure how much he can do but he is the top dog…surely he can’t remain silent while this obstruction and extortions go on out of spite by a drunk and a bunch of fascists. He did say in his state of the union that we needed to continue EUC..so what is he going to do if the knuckleheads in the house try to block it? Even if this was all a sham to get talking political talking points why is no one talking? I mean it is not like anyone cut off needs to hear excuses, we already know how they are going to vote…or not vote.
Being desperate or delusional, those who have really been watching, listening, and actually getting what congress is doing, think that they’ll pass this EUC on Monday?
You may be a troll, but I hope not. I partially understand and agree with what you say as to the 73 weeks. I never had any reasonable expectation that I or anybody should receive 73 additional weeks of assistance or demand or claim that as a right. Here’s my problem: First, in my case, my 26 weeks ran out one week after Dec. 28. Everything I read and all the information coming from DC led me to believe, as I still scoured the earth for work, that as had been the case in the previous five years, that struggling people like myself could reasonably rely upon benefits being extended, even if that meant Tiers 3-4 being cut or scaled back or there being heightened requirements for Tier 1 and 2 benefits. I have to say, anybody on Tier 3 or 4, you had warning, you knew your benefit or assistance was coming to an end. But many, if not most of us entering into or just into Tiers 1 and 2 had every reasonable expectation of assistance, and not to be cut off, suddenly and while political games were and are still being played in DC. I’ve worked continuously for 30 years. I have NEVER taken one dime from the government until the last eight months. I’ve paid (in the not low six figures) taxes and have served my country in the United States Navy, and watched brothers of mine who also served, give their lives. The current state of economic distress and opportunity for the average folk like us is more difficult and more distressing than ever. Yes, I walked by a “Help Wanted” sign today, offering a 8.50 an hour job, when my skills and abilities previously warranted and earned five times that amount. The purpose of EUC is – or should be – to assist workers of all stripes to get back to the jobs they were able and did perform in. I don’t care what it is. What kills me is that the politicians, Republicans and Democrats both (moreso Republicans) with this issue and left hundreds of thousands of people, good hard working people and citizens, out in the cold. Literally.
Renewal of Federal Extended Unemployment Compensation (EUC)
By Alison Doyle
Update April 3, 2014: The Senate has voted to move forward with HR 3979, the vehicle for renewing legislation that provides for a 5 month retroactive extension of federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) which expired on December 28th.
The next step is a final vote in the Senate on Monday, April 7 at 5:30 PM ET. If passed by the Senate, the legislation would then need to be approved in the House.
If passed, the legislation extends the federal EUC benefits that were in place last year through May 31, 2014. Unemployed workers who were collecting EUC and whose benefits were cut off on December 28 and those who have run out of state unemployment benefits since then would be eligible. It does not provide any extra tiers of benefits or provide benefits for those had already run out of unemployment prior to December 28, 2013.
And here I thought I was proactive by budgeting four months in advance from December, thinking the EUC if it passed would be around now. Instead no extension, temp job or employment. Awesome.
a look at the EUC bill, at least he is not rejecting it….it was on msnbc
Let have a little reality here. I’m going to start by saying this in order to avoid all the “your a Republican fascist this and that crap” I have supported the Democratic party in the past and so far for now at least continue to do so. Now let look at some of the posts in here blaming Republican party for screwing us out of EUC at every single turn.. in some instances this may be true but it is not always the case. We all have seem to have forgotten that both parties knew that EUC was scheduled to end in the new year yet both parties seemed to have little interest in working on passing an extension. If the Democratic party was so so eager to make sure that it passed they could have joined it into that must pass bill that both parties needed to pass in order for the government and our nation to continue functioning and they (the dems) chose not to knowing full well that by doing so would enable the Republican party the ability to filibuster any bill for said extension. Then by doing just that it helped the Democratic party in am election year mind you to be able to point the fat finger of blame towards the republicans and say how they don’t care this and that. Coincidence? I think not.. from what I have seen and hell I may be wrong is that there are a lit of job creation bills that are being held up in the Senate by the Democratic majority and why not? Why would they want the opposition looking better in this election year? Why would they want to show any other sign than the Republican party doesn’t care about the unemployed? So what better way than to block these job creation bills that are sponsored by the evil American hating Republicans.. Lol its not just about a pipeline or how one party hates unemployed etc its all politics nothing more nothing less. Delay after delay. Unfortunately there are just over 2.8 million people in this game that are suffering and being made to suffer over something as simple as votes and who gets them. I can go on and on. Food for tho
I ran out of unemployment in the beginning of March. I applied for my first extension almost 20 days ago and have not heard anything from EDD. I haven’t gotten anything in the mail either. I received a confirmation number after I applied so I know it went through. Is this because of the whole thing that is going on with congress and EUC? Someone please help me!
Senate has reached an agreement on H.R.3979, the legislative vehicle for the Unemployment Insurance Extension bill. Under the agreement, there will be up to 3 roll call votes (2 expected) at 2:30pm today and one roll call vote at 5:30pm on Monday. The details of the agreement are below.
At 2:30pm today, all post-cloture time on the Reed amendment #2874 will be considered expired. The following amendments will be withdrawn: #2875, #2877 and #2878.
Senator Sessions or his designee will then be recognized to raise a budget point of order against the Reed amendment #2874; once the budget point of order is raised, Senator Murray or her designee will be recognized to make a motion to waive.
At 2:30pm today, there will be up to 3 roll call votes (2 expected):
1) Murray or designee motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to the Reed amendment #2874 (60-vote threshold)
2) If the motion is successful (which is expected), adoption of the Reed amendment #2874, as amended, if amended (expected voice vote)
3) Motion to invoke cloture on H.R.3979, as amended, if amended (60-vote threshold)
If cloture is invoked on H.R.3979, all post-cloture time will be expired at 5:30pm on Monday, April 7th and the Senate will vote on passage of H.R.3979, as amended, if amended.
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They are going to go on their recess and when they come back the EUC will be history.
Today’s news has jobs UP, housing sales UP, (quote) “our economy improving better than analysts had “expected” (unquote).
If you think that congress cares, think again!