Call Welfare “Transitional Living Fund," Says Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee
Election-Year Agendas Take Hold Of CongressCongress returns to work Monday with election-year politics certain to shape an already limited agenda.
Reid: 'Congress Is Finishing This Year Less Popular Than A Cockroach' Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday railed against Congress' failure to include extending federal jobless benefits to more than 1 million people in a two-year budget deal reached this week.
First-Time Unemployment Applications Rise 68K, Biggest Increase In More Than A YearThe number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose 68,000 to a seasonally adjusted 368,000 last week.
Fewer Americans Seek Unemployment Aid For Third WeekThe number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 340,000, a sign that employers are laying off very few workers.
Nearly 340,000 Seek Weekly US Unemployment Benefits, A 5-Year Record LowThe number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid barely changed last week, and the average over the past month fell to a fresh five-year low. The decline in layoffs is helping strengthen the job market.
Survey: 55 Percent Of Americans Have Received Federal BenefitsA new survey shows that a majority of Americans (55 percent) have received government benefits from at least one of the major federal entitlement programs.

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