Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Goodbye, H.R. 5618

As quickly as it was introduced is as quickly as the bill died.  H.R. 5618 is dead.  Concerns about the debt have trumped the needs of the unemployed.  The long term unemployed who have exhausted all benefits are hoping for a miracle as nothing has been introduced or even talked about (except for the mention of a mini stimulus or second stimulus recommended by the Obama Administration). 

Here is the latest on what happened today on H.R. 5618 from The Hill

The House failed Tuesday afternoon to pass an unemployment benefits extension under suspension of the rules. |

The bill failed to gain the two-thirds needed — 261-155 — with 30 Republicans voting in support while 16 Democrats opposed the legislation.  
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