November 15th, 2010. Michael Colliss
More important points made in Michael Colliss' article at http://all247news.com http://su.pr/8tXRhT
- There is a definite desire on the part of the Democratic majority that will exist in the lame duck session to pass extensions of eligibility for Tiers 1 through 4.
- The Democratic leadership in both Houses, but especially the Senate freely acknowledge that any unemployment legislation will absolutely needs at least some Republican support to pass.
- The Republicans do not seem to be amending their position that any unemployment legislation is paid for with offsets even if their goal of continuation of the Bush tax cuts is met
- The possibilities of a Tier V expansion continue to exist, but it should be recognized that getting support for such legislation may be even more difficult then just the reauthorization of Tiers 1 – 4
- It is almost certain that no significant action on any form of unemployment insurance legislation will take place until after Congress comes back to Washington on November 29 after the Thanksgiving Day break.
- Unemployment Extension&Tier V News – Democratic Leadership’s Plans During the Lame Duck Still Unclear News 427 MCollis http://su.pr/8tXRhT
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