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House GOP blocks extension of jobless benefits

Publié par Clifford Armion le 19/11/2010

Lisa Mascaro

"Reporting from Washington House Republicans voted Thursday to deny an extension of unemployment benefits for jobless Americans and tried to cut off public funding for National Public Radio, moves that reinforced the GOP's direction following its midterm election gains. "The votes were not necessarily new tactics, as Republicans have generally opposed extending unemployment insurance unless it is paid for with federal spending cuts elsewhere, and have pledged to take weekly votes to cut federal spending. But the two House votes, within hours of each other as lawmakers prepared to recess for a Thanksgiving break, provided an example of the agenda to come when the GOP takes control of the chamber in January. ""This couldn't come at a worse time," said Rep. Chellie Pingree (D- Maine) in making the case to extend unemployment benefits. "Although our economy has shown some signs of improving, far, far too many people are still unable to find a job."" Read on...
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"House GOP blocks extension of jobless benefits", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2010. Consulté le 22/04/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/house-gop-blocks-extension-of-jobless-benefits