Senate passes unemployment insurance coverage extension – Everyday Kos

The Senate passed an extension of unemployment insurance advantages Monday, with a bipartisan vote of 59-38.
The 5 Republicans who assisted negotiate the measure — Susan Collins of Maine, Dean Heller of Nevada, Mark S. Kirk of Illinois, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Rob Portman of Ohio — joined the Democrats voting in favor of the bill along with Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.

3 members did not vote — Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. […]

But Home action is uncertain at best. Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, has stated repeatedly the Senate bill does not meet his check of producing jobs and currently being fiscally accountable.

A Boehner explained that the Speaker was willing to think about the bill so extended as it consists of provisions to aid job creation.

President Obama lauded the bill’;s passing, saying “I urge Property Republicans to stop blocking a bipartisan compromise that would stem this tide, consider up the bill without delay, and send it to my desk. Let’s remove this needless drag on our economic climate and concentrate on expanding possibility for all Americans.”

The chances of that are slim to none, with Boehner’;s “work creation” specifications. Because work creation for Boehner is both tax cuts for the wealthy or Obamacare repeal. Residence Republicans will not actually do some thing to help working and middle class Americans.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Mon Apr 07, 2014 at 04:23 PM PDT.

Also republished by Day-to-day Kos.

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