Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said that unemployed people need to get back to work and that the extra $600/week in unemployment benefits is disrupting the economy.
The coronavirus has had an extremely negative affect on the U.S. economy. And the damage caused by the virus has yet to come to an end. On Thursday, the American GDP dropped to 32.9%, the worst rate in the country’s history.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has refused to extend the additional $600/week in federal benefits that will expire at the end of July.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) vowed that unemployment benefits won't be extended by the Republican Senate majority no matter the status of the coronavirus pandemic.
John Boehner and House Republicans skipped town for Memorial Day vacation while still refusing to vote on the Senate passed unemployment benefits extension.
The cost of voting Republican continues to grow as House Ways and Means Democrats determined that Republicans have cost the economy $3 billion in less than two months by blocking an extension of unemployment benefits.
It is getting absurd to have Republicans serving in Congress when they have no intention of doing the work the people sent them to Washington to do.
There is a lot of political chatter surrounding extending unemployment benefits, but the reality is that 73,000 more Americans will lose their unemployment benefits this week because Republicans are blocking an extension.
Mother Nature is bitter and unforgiving all over. Maybe she's taking her cues from the inert members of Congress, who at the close of 2013 dared to make us consider the possibility of action.
The Republican obstruction of unemployment benefits has pushed Democrats like Sen. Elizabeth Warren too far. Warren said, 'This is the moment when we really have to start fighting back and showing the Republicans it's not going to work.'
Republicans on pace to kill hundreds and hundreds-of-thousands of jobs, send millions of Americans and their children into poverty, and lay waste to the economy; then they are going on vacation.
Sen. Bernie Sanders has a solution to ending the Republican filibuster of the unemployment benefits extension. He thinks Democrats should go nuclear and pass the extension with just 50 votes.
President Obama responded to the Senate vote to move forward on extension of unemployment benefits by destroying the Republican argument that extending benefits hurts the unemployed.
The media is not about to damage Republicans' electoral chances by telling Americans the real reason why they are in poverty, not finding good jobs, and losing their unemployment benefits.
In Republican parlance, when they say "what the people want," they mean their wealthy benefactors the Koch brothers, ALEC, and Wall Street who are the "American people" to Republicans.
If Americans have learned only one thing about the economic recovery, it is that Republicans will make sure the only beneficiaries of good economic reports are Wall Street and corporations .
166 House Democrats are pulling out all of the stops, including trying to keep the House in session through Christmas, as they battle the GOP's cruel plan to harm 1.3 million unemployed Americans.
Sen. Mitch McConnell has returned from Christmas, and is threatening to kill unemployment insurance for 2 million Americans unless he gets spending cuts.
President Obama's tax compromise passed Thursday with a 277 to 14 (139 Democrats and 138 Republicans voting aye). The Senate passed the legislation Wednesday.
President Obama held a press conference to defend the compromise that he reached with the Republicans on a temporary extension of the Bush tax cuts in exchange for a long term extension of unemployment benefits. In response to critics of the deal, the President dared Republicans to test his willingness to fight, "I will be happy to see the Republicans test whether or not I'm itching for a fight on a whole range of issues. I suspect they will find I am."