On Thursday, February 6, Republicans once again blocked a bill to renew emergency unemployment insurance, turning their backs on 1.7 million unemployed Americans and their families.
On the Senate Floor this morning, Senators Harry Reid and Dick Durbin explained how Republicans killed the effort to extend unemployment benefits.
The unemployment rate is still higher than when President Bush first signed emergency unemployment insurance.
The rules change brought about by Senator Reid and the Democratic Caucus is already providing important results in breaking the gridlock that has stymied the efficiency of government over the past few years …
Since Senator Reid and the Democratic Caucus voted to change the rules governing nominations, Senate Republicans have routinely voted to block nominations that they themselves support.
On Tuesday, December 17th, the Senate voted 67-33 to clear a key procedural hurdle for the bipartisan Senate bill. A final vote is expected on Wednesday afternoon.
The Office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is launching a redesigned website (at reid.senate.gov) featuring a sleek new look with more transparency tools and better accessibility. The redesign process was governed by three key principles: 1) More dynamic, shareable, real-time content on the homepage; 2) Simplified, cleaner navigation for citizens to find the content they’re looking for; 3) User-friendly customized WordPress content management system to allow staff to easily post content. The site will feature a first-of-its-kind VoteTracker, allowing citizens to monitor Senator Reid’s legislative agenda and his most recent votes. The redesigned site includes the most robust Spanish-language website on the Hill (at reid.senate.gov/espanol). FEATURES: VoteTracker: Get a snapshot of the latest votes in the Senate, see how… Read more »
The Senate may soon take up a bill to increase the minimum wage to $10 per hour, which would boost the economy and create jobs in every state.