Topic: U.S. Congress

Season’s Greetings: Unemployed Americans Left in the Lurch

At a time when more Americans remain unemployed, through no fault of their own, than in any era since the Great Depression of the 1930s, the U.S. Congress has made matters worse by allowing long-term unemployment benefits to run out. As of tomorrow, more than 800,000 unemployed workers will have their benefits cut off. Within months, the toll will rise...

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Call to Action: Turn Back Attack on Social Security

The co-chairs of a presidential advisory commission have recommended deep cuts in Social Security benefits as part of a federal deficit-reduction program, even though Social Security has played no part in creating the problem of the federal deficit. Their proposal would raise the retirement age over time to 69, cutting benefits for middle-class workers, and reducing annual cost-of-living adjustments. As...

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DREAM Act Coming Up for a Vote in the U.S. Senate

The U.S. Senate is likely to vote tomorrow afternoon on the Development, Relief and Education For Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act). The legislation aims to resolve a contradiction in current law on education and immigration. The students affected by this bill are immigrants, brought to this country at a young age by their parents, who have graduated from U.S. high...

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