President Barack Obama is asking Americans in the next two weeks to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by participating in local charity and service projects.
Senators retreated to their partisan corners after the chamber failed to advance a Democratic plan to restore emergency jobless benefits that expired Dec. 28 for 1.3 million Americans.
The U.S. Senate voted to advance legislation restoring benefits for the long-term unemployed that the Obama administration has sought to revive since they expired late last year.
Senate Democrats are close to gaining enough Republican votes to advance a three-month extension of emergency jobless benefits, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said today.
Senators reached an agreement that would restore benefits for the long-term unemployed that expired late last year, Rhode Island Democrat Jack Reed announced.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pressed Republicans to support a three-month extension of emergency longer-term unemployment benefits, something Republicans say they could support only if Democrats find a way to pay for it.
"We have not heard the end of this yet."
- Dean Heller on Apr 03, 2014