“Unemployed workers in Nevada and across America cannot afford the games that Senate Republicans are playing with their economic certainty. I am disappointed that despite high unemployment numbers in Nevada and across the nation, not one Republican voted to provide out-of-work Americans the support they need to make ends meet. Senate Democrats will continue to fight to pass this bill and restore peace of mind to the middle-class families across America who Republicans have repeatedly turned their backs on.” Thank you Senator Reid for your sincere concern and determination.
In general H.R. 4213 received only 56 of the 60 votes needed to advance. The problem the Senate had with H.R. 4213 was the cost of the measure which is estimated to be around $200 billion dollars. The measure also included plans that would make for a delay in Medicare fee, business tax cuts, and aid to states for Medicaid cost. The fat trimmed from this measure, would have removed the additional $25.00 payment current clients receive in addition to their weekly claim. It also would have removed COBRA subsidies.
Again the nations unemployed are hung by a string, while some in Congress vote as they believe, which in this reference is: “Americas unemployed do not deserve additional benefits.” Currently the national unemployment rate is 9.7%. In the state of Nevada the unemployment rate is 13.7%.
1.) Senator Harry Reid’s website: http://www.reid.senate.gov
2.) Lori Montgomery and Brady Dennis Jobs bill blocked in Senate Washington Post
Friday, June 18, 2010
3.) Jennifer Budd, HR 4213 Undergoes Some Changes in Response to Its Defeat in the Senate
Yesterday Associated Content.com June 17, 2010 by
4.) Unemployment rates, BLS.gov