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  • Senate Republicans Kill 9/11 First Responders Bill

    Remember, remember who cared not for our heroes Despicable. Reprehensible. Unfathomable. Cynical. Business as usual. These are all ways to describe the successful effort of Republicans in the United States Senate last week to prevent the 9/11 First Responders Bill from getting an up-or-down vote. The bill, which overwhelmingly passed the House of Representatives and […]

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  • GOP Senators Kill Successful Jobs Program

    The TANF Emergency Fund which expired this week was created by the Recovery Act. TANF Emergency Fund ends, layoffs begin Terrible news from the AFL-CIO Blog: Senate Republicans turned their backs on workers one more time before they left town for the Nov. 2 elections when they refused to allow a vote to keep alive […]

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  • The Upside Down Priorities of Senate Republicans

    Free tax cuts for the rich, no unemployment extension unless it’s paid for Sen. John Kyl (R-AZ), the second ranking Republican in the Senate, said this week that tax cuts for the rich should never be offset to avert their impact on the federal budget deficit – but unemployment benefit extensions must be fully paid […]

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