While the unemployment rate is at 8.6 percent, female CEOs from the tech industry reported Monday that there is an excess of unfilled tech jobs.
Senate Democrats introduced Monday a scaled-down version of legislation aimed at extending payroll tax cuts for Americans. In an effort to entice their Republican counterparts, Democrats have decided to shrink the original $265 billion in payroll tax cuts down to $180 billion by only extending the tax holiday to workers while excluding the break for […]
Following their recent visit to Alabama, five House Democrats held a press conference Friday urging undocumented immigrants to educate themselves about their rights under new immigration rules in that state.
By Adrianna McGinley, Janie Amaya Following their recent visit to Alabama, five House Democrats held a press conference Friday urging undocumented immigrants to educate themselves about their rights under new immigration rules in that state. “If you have a U.S. citizen child, carry a copy of their birth certificate with you at all times…if your […]
By Janie Amaya The top two Democrats in the House today accused Republicans of unfairly holding up a payroll tax cut extension for middle-class workers. “We cannot go home for Christmas unless we pass this legislation,” said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). “The clock is ticking,” Pelosi urged Republicans to work with her party […]
House GOP leaders downplayed the dip in the nation’s unemployment rate from 9 percent to 8.6 percent Friday morning, the lowest recorded rate in nearly three years. “Today’s unemployment numbers certainly look good on its surface,” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said at a Friday press conference. “If you look at the number of […]
The Senate passed the Defense Authorization bill Thursday, a piece of legislation that contained new, controversial language on the treatment of detainees. The provisions were crafted by the top members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), and would require terror suspects to be held in military custody. […]
The U.S. economy added a net of 120,000 non-farm jobs last month, bringing the nation’s unemployment rate down to 8.6 percent, the lowest it has been in two and a half years. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 140,000 jobs were added in the private sector, while 20,000 government jobs were eliminated. The country’s […]
President Obama released the following statement in response to the Senate voting to reject a pair of bills aimed at preserving a payroll tax holiday for businesses and their employees: “Tonight, Senate Republicans chose to raise taxes on nearly 160 million hardworking Americans because they refused to ask a few hundred thousand millionaires and billionaires […]
The Senate late Thursday evening shot down a pair of bills aimed at extending a payroll tax holiday for businesses and their employees through the end of next year. Needing 60 votes to shut off debate and move to a final majority vote, a Democratic proposal to continue and expand the tax cut received just […]