Cochran issues statement on unemployment benefits standoff
by MBJ Staff
Published: January 15,2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has issued a statement regarding the latest series of votes regarding Senate legislation to extend jobless benefits to the long-term unemployed.
“The economy posted its weakest job growth in three years and all Senators should have an opportunity to fully debate and vote on ideas that could help put more Americans to work,” Cochran said. “Instead, the majority has created a take-it-or-leave-it legislative process that does a disservice to the unemployed and everyone who is anxious about their job outlook. This debate should not be limited to a short-term extension of emergency payments to the jobless.”
During the debate started Jan. 6, Cochran said consideration of Republican-sponsored amendments has not been allowed, including an amendment supported by Cochran to restore military retirement benefits and provide a three-month extension of temporary unemployment benefits. The amendment includes offsetting spending cuts.
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