Wednesday, January 08, 2014

POLITICS - Long-Term Unemployment Debate

"Should lawmakers extend emergency benefits for long-term unemployed?" PBS Newshour 1/6/2014


SUMMARY:  Emergency benefits for the long-term unemployed stopped for 1.3 million Americans at the end of December.  Kwame Holman recaps the political debate over restarting those payments.  Gwen Ifill gets perspectives from Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez and Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the American Action Forum on how to address unemployment.

"Senate advances bill to restore benefits for long-term unemployed" PBS Newshour 1/7/2014


SUMMARY:  A bill that would restore benefits to the long-term unemployed cleared its first hurdle when six Senate Republicans voted with the Democrats to limit debate.  The measure would extend unemployment benefits to 1.3 million Americans for three months while lawmakers work on a long-term deal.  Kwame Holman reports.

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