BEFORE THE New Year dawned, on New Year’s Eve, Hillary Clinton’s tweet pushing unemployment benefits extension foreshadowed a year that will see her emerging towards the inevitable announcement of her second presidential run, which is most likely to be announced after the 2014 midterm elections, around Thanksgiving.
Unemployment benefits have expired, with Senator Reid vowing a vote in the Senate when they return, even if there is no promise of action in the House.
President Obama and Democrats are pressuring Republicans to pass an extension of the jobless aid, which expired on Saturday for about 1.3 million people.
The Senate is expected to take up a bill sponsored by Sens. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.), which would temporarily extend the benefits without offsetting the cost.
“I hope we can get that done,” Reid said.