Subscribe Register Login

Monday, July 28, 2014, 1:54 a.m.
Top Picks - Capture Arkansas

Senators reach deal extending jobless benefits

By The Associated Press

This article was published March 13, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators says they have reached a compromise extending jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed for five months.

If the Senate approves, the deal would break a months-long stalemate over the issue in the chamber between the two parties.

Two leaders of the negotiations — Democratic Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island and Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada — said in a statement Thursday that the deal would be retroactive to the end of last year. Since that time, jobless coverage has expired for roughly 2 million people.

The proposal would be paid for by extending some customs fees and changing how some companies set aside money for pensions, in effect increasing their taxes.

The deal also ends jobless payments to people earning over $1 million.

Comments on: Senators reach deal extending jobless benefits

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Dishwasher, backup

    dishwasherlocal retirement center seeking dependable person,...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Lpn, do, md & lab te

    RN, chFax resume 501-771-4885 or mail to: PO Box 95010 NLR A...
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Dietary aide

    vantage point of northwest arkansas Is seeking qualified app...
    FAYETTEVILLE, AR

  • Receptionist

    Receptionist with computer skills for commercial real estate...
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Laundry aide

    Saturday & Sunday 6a-2:30p. Commercial laundry experience a ...
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 891 jobs >

Top Picks - Capture Arkansas
Arkansas Online