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Hillary Tweets: Pushes Unemployment Benefits Extension – Reid Promises Vote

Unemployment benefits getting a new vote on Monday, according to Senator Reid.

Unemployment benefits extension getting a new vote on Monday, according to Senator Reid, with Hillary Clinton’s tweet pressing the point.



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.

From The Hill:

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.

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2 Responses to Hillary Tweets: Pushes Unemployment Benefits Extension – Reid Promises Vote

  1. secularhumanizinevoluter January 1, 2014 at 5:44 pm #

    Looks like the 2016 campaign has just begun!!

  2. lynnette January 2, 2014 at 12:16 pm #

    The dialogue has to be focused on progressive economic policies (and job creation) integrated with Main Street values and interests. It goes back to the “American Dream” and who we are as a country… or want to be. If Hillary runs, she has to articulate a bold vision for the future that will also have the practical effect of producing “real results in people’s lives” (something she articulated in 2008 that is still relevant) – focusing on diversity and young people, in particular. I believe she can do this in a powerful way… but she must have the right advisers on board that know what to do and how to carry out the campaign in a dynamic and competent way. I hope she gives people something to be hopeful and excited about.

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