House Dems Urge Longer Extension of Unemployment Benefits

The House has been busy today weighing the in’s and out’s of the Tax Cut Package. The Hill reports that House Dems are urging a longer extension of unemployment benefits:

“The Democratic Caucus opposes legislation that extends the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest two percent of Americans for longer than it extends much-needed unemployment benefits for middle-class families,” reads a part of the short resolution.

Politico adds:

“The Democratic Caucus shall vote to consider a bill in the House where the extension date of all Bush tax cuts is equal to the extension of unemployment insurance benefit,” Wu’s resolution states, according to a copy obtained by POLITICO. “The House shall vote only on legislation that extends unemployment benefits for at least as long as it extends tax cuts for the wealthy”…

Once the Tax Cut Package passes or fails (time will tell), watch for this to be the next fight coming up in Congress: Senate Dems unveil $1.1T spending bill and prepare for the obstructionists to throw up more walls and feign that they care about the budget.

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Pamela Leavey is the Editor in Chief, Owner/Publisher of The Democratic Daily as well as a freelance writer and photographer. Pamela holds a certificate in Contemporary Communications from UMass Lowell, a Journalism Certificate from UMass Amherst and a B.A. in Creative Writing and Digital Age Communications from UMass Amherst UWW.
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