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December 19, 2014

Unemployment Extension: How Did Your Senator Vote?

Updated 8:18 p.m. | The Senate next week will consider giving final approval to an unemployment benefits extension, thanks to a procedural vote Thursday.

Given the wide national interest in this story,  we’re posting the full tally sheet and a breakdown of the bipartisan 65-34 vote to end a filibuster against bringing the legislation up for debate.

The vote came 89 days after benefits expired late last year. Supporters of the bill said that as of today, 2.24 million Americans have been cut off.

There are more hurdles to clear before the Senate can pass the bill, not to mention a wide disparity with House Republicans leadership that leaves it an open question whether the legislation would ever reach President Barack Obama’s desk.


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Every Democrat and the two independents who caucus with Democrats voted to advance the bill, while Republicans split. Here’s the breakdown on the GOP side:

Republicans voting to advance the bill:

Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire

Dan Coats of Indiana

Susan Collins of Maine

Bob Corker of Tennessee

Dean Heller of Nevada

Ron Johnson of Wisconsin

Mark S. Kirk of Illinois

Lisa Murkowski of Alaska

Rob Portman of Ohio

Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania

(Updated: Coats, Corker, Johnson, Kirk, Portman and Toomey had voted to filibuster an extension in February, when an earlier measure came a single vote shy of ending a GOP filibuster.)

Republicans voting against advancing the bill:

Lamar Alexander of Tennessee

John Barrasso of Wyoming

Roy Blunt of Missouri

John Boozman of Arkansas

Richard M. Burr of North Carolina

Saxby Chambliss of Georgia

Tom Coburn of Oklahoma

Thad Cochran of Mississippi

John Cornyn of Texas

Michael D. Crapo of Idaho

Ted Cruz of Texas

Michael B. Enzi of Wyoming

Deb Fischer of Nebraska

Jeff Flake of Arizona

Lindsey Graham of South Carolina

Charles E. Grassley of Iowa

Orrin G. Hatch of Utah

John Hoeven of North Dakota

James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma

Johnny Isakson of Georgia

Mike Johanns of Nebraska

Mike Lee of Utah

John McCain of Arizona

Mitch McConnell of Kentucky

Rand Paul of Kentucky

Jim Risch of Idaho

Pat Roberts of Kansas

Marco Rubio of Florida

Tim Scott of South Carolina

Jeff Sessions of Alabama

Richard C. Shelby of Alabama

John Thune of South Dakota

David Vitter of Louisiana

Roger Wicker of Mississippi

Republican Jerry Moran of Kansas did not vote. (He also did not vote during the key February unemployment vote.)

Follow our extensive coverage of the unemployment insurance extension proposals:

Unemployment Extension Vote Not Worrying House Republicans

Boehner Still Cool to Senate Unemployment Extension Bill

Unemployment Extension Fight Pits Portman Against Boehner

Doctors Win, Jobless Lose: The GOP Confronts New Perception Problem

  • James Morillo

    Congress collects unemployment insurance all year round. They make an average of about $200,000 a year, and only worked 156 days in 2013. That’s a nice cushy part-time job. Congress is in recess AGAIN next week, and they are going to pull the plug on the heat and electric on 2 million Americans who are desperately searching for work. They are going to go golfing next week. Nice Job Congress! There is an awesome new youtube video. Search John Boehner Unemployment extension on youtube, or put /watch?v=8nrkLPJYo1c at the end of the .com. It is John Boehner exposed.

    • James Morillo

      I made a mistake. CONGRESS ONLY WORKED 126 DAYS IN 2013! I gave them too much credit.

      • Foxy

        You are right James I researched, Congress only works 126 days. you’re absolutely correct. Damn shame! Congress goes on another break April 10, 2014 thru April 25, 2014.

    • Sebastian Klay

      You should get your campaign up and running and quit whining. You might even get a bunch of your local lib.a.r.d.s to vote for you….who knows

      • Sherry Plutakis

        You should have more control over how creepy you allow yourself to become. Loser behavior is not becoming.

        • Sebastian Klay

          if you want the govt taking care of you then you’re a loser. you can’t make it on your own and you need uncle sugar holding your hand because you couldn’t think for yourself….THATS A LOSER.

          • Sherry Plutakis

            Blah, blah, blah. You need new material. You say the same thing over and over again.

          • Sebastian Klay

            talk about needing a new line. you’ve been cutting and pasting the same whiney comments for the last 3 months. I love it when people like you wait on fantasy and then get kicked in the teeth.

          • Angela

            Sebastian it’s people like you that make me completely embarrassed to be an American. You lack so much knowledge and your ignorance is overwhelming! Millions of AMERICANS work for 10-40 years who walked into work after DECADES of dedicated work and then because of outsourcing/budget cuts….showed up to work one day and were told “sorry!” THOSE were the people who FUNDED UI brainiac! The government is the one sponging off of US! So, don’t think for one second that you have anything figured out. I hope that you NEVER EVER have to experience anything like that. Going from having a good stable job with benefits, to making 800.00 a month????? YEA….we all want to be on unemployment!! WE ARE THE ONES who dedicated ourselves for MANY MANY decades ONLY to have been let down by the GOVERNMENT! But, it’s dumba$$e$ like you who just don’t get it! But, never say never…..because karma comes back to people like you x3.

          • klay McLoserMommyNO

            Check ur britches. does it seem bigger? No? Still small? Keep going. maybe after 50 more post youll feel bigger. keep going. dont stop or brake even for old people with walkers or small children. ME ME ME ME ME!!! BABY WANT BABA!!! ME ME ME ME ME!!!

          • Sebastian Klay

            I’m not the one agonizing on every minute spent by the congress. I have options and financial peace and am not relying on the govt to pay my bills. and if you actually were “bigger: than me you won’t need the govt to support you…you would have “options”.

          • Icare

            For a supposedly highly educated Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, your spelling and grammar sucks!

          • Foxy

            You sound crazy as Hell

          • Angela

            Sebastian it’s people like you that make me completely embarrassed to be an American. You lack so much knowledge and your ignorance is overwhelming! Millions of AMERICANS work for 10-40 years who walked into work after DECADES of dedicated work and then because of outsourcing/budget cuts….showed up to work one day and were told “sorry!” THOSE were the people who FUNDED UI brainiac! The government is the one sponging off of US! So, don’t think for one second that you have anything figured out. I hope that you NEVER EVER have to experience anything like that. Going from having a good stable job with benefits, to making 800.00 a month????? YEA….we all want to be on unemployment!! WE ARE THE ONES who dedicated ourselves for MANY MANY decades ONLY to have been let down by the GOVERNMENT! But, it’s dumba$$e$ like you who just don’t get it! But, never say never…..because karma comes back to people like you x3.

          • Sebastian Klay

            if it offends you so much don’t take it…problem solved.

          • klay McLoserMommyNO

            U know this guys been on all the blogs and articles since december? What are you? Who do u work for? What purpose do u serve? Does it make u feel better about yourself? You are a pathetic sad little boy. seek therapy loser. get a new hobby. get a new cause. you are wasting your life. no matter how many small animals you torture. how many less fortunate people u bad mouth. it doesnt change your past or current wasteful status. your the true bottom feeder. seek help.

          • Foxy

            Why are you here? You sound really childish! it’s apparent you never had a job! @ Sebastian Key. Everyone don’t pay this Mitch no attention!

          • Laura

            I see your such a winner! Oh and if there comes a time when you or someone close to you loses their job, I’d like to see who will be whining then! And boy do I hope you and anyone else who is against the extensions feels what its like to be on the flip side!

      • Geez!!!

        What klay if you are not with the bill being passed in the house step off of the commentary part of this article you must be rich or employed but that’s a very pompous thing to say if you understand what that meant. People are struggling right now no one wants to be unemployed an the longer they struggle their kids suffer. How can people go to an interview if there is no money to afford to pay for gas or how can you even seach the web for jobs if your electric is off people like you disgust me but if the shoe was on the other foot I bet your response would be different it’s ok tho you need god in your life maybe your outlook on what’s right would change I pray for you and by the way I’m a computer engineer who been out of work 1yr today and I have no money to afford my house an utilities bills where I have two kids 2yrs old and 1yrs old so as a single dad this euc is much needed as of right now or my kids and I will be homeless i just gotten help from family members that I have to pay back to keep my electric and water on but mortgage needs to be paid by the 18th or I lose my home so thanks congress or should I say boehner for causing confusion and delay to us all my prayers goes out to all of the families on hard times right now 1Love!!

        • Sebastian Klay

          all your problems…no one elses.

          • Angela

            It’s millions of people with the same problem! And when Karma finally hits your front doorstep and you are left wondering “why me”…remember all 540+ of your ignorant comments and realize that whatever bad things happen to you…you asked for it and you deserve it.

          • Sebastian Klay

            The only group lazier than the ones on this forum are the 300,00 unemployed veterans…worse than you guys begging for EUC…and I can say that because I’m a Lt Colonel in the Air Force!!….that’s a “light bird” colonel if you’re in “the know”..

          • klay McLoserMommyNO

            Klay. drink lots of booze. hold that hunting rifle and stare in the mirror while playing this song on repeat.

            do this world a favor.

          • Angela

            I don’t want someone like you; to fight for us. I am in the complete know that military jobs/benefits are going to undergo a DRASTIC cut this year. Are you gonna be on that list? People like you should be on that list. Just so you know what it feels like to dedicate decades of hard work and then have it ripped out from under your feet because of greedy politicians……so, before you go throwing stones, you have a federal position, with ABSOLUTELY no job security, benefit protection what so ever either. As well as all the other of millions of federal, state, and city workers who spent decades on the job. We probably put in more work and dedication that you ever dreamed of! Better put that stone down before uncle sam shows up on your door step as well.

          • Foxy

            Your not sh*t! A bored NUT!

          • ryan

            well Colonel your military time has to end. it only lasts 30 years tops. You live off the Government too, and I’m sure the only one with a golden spoon is you. I’m sure the closest to battle you ever got is 100s of miles. You sit in your office and tell men to go die while you smoke your cigar and troll these forums and have the gull to speak S.T.F.U.

          • Larry Karmenzind

            Colonel of the urinal

        • Crystal Rae Adams

          I understand your struggle. Let this Klay loser talk…. Who cares what he thinks. He’s probably greedy as can be with his money if he even has any… He’s the type of person that would let a child starve as it’s not his problem.

      • klay McLoserMommyNO

        Klay is a loser with no friends. he has a job and money but spends time on eu sites. hes a pathethic low life bottom feeder. hes like the senate and house and gets a kick out of misery. just ignore him. hes got no legs or something. mommy touches his no no spot still and hes a 40 year old man. Hes the loser from old boy. too much time and no friends. psycho status. klay. i bet u got silver spoon fed and bullied a lot in school. take it out on some more small helpless animals u sik twisted loser. You serve no purpose. be a productive member of society. pathetic loser.

        • Angela

          He’s not gonna have a job for long. And as well as military worker/benefits are going to be cut drastically this year. You know, to fund the governments lavish vacationing and yachts and beach homes etc etc.

    • barb.mccann

      Shame on anyone that would berate a person fighting for the welfare of their family! No one asks to lose their job and if they did they would not be receiving unemployment. Most American people want to work and all the jobs programs that have been promised have not been implemented. Congress really has not accomplished much and works very little. They are primadonas that seem to believe the rules don’t apply to they – and in fact they don’t!
      Those without jobs need assistance and we need jobs for them The Republican party is content to hurt the people they represent in an attempt to undermine the Democrats!
      Why are you arguing with each other over facts that are documented – Congress did work 126 days last year, John Boehner is a documented drunk and womanizer and the Republican representatives have stated they “have no interest in renewing unemployment!” Does something have to fall on your head for you to understand that what is being said is true! You can research this and find it yourself!
      Do not put down the people that are angry about losing benefits – I would hope that you are never in the situation they are in – I do not know how they are surviving and it is a terribly sad situation!
      I pray that someone uses common sense and RENEWS UI NOW!!!

  • mrmano_0

    Republicans in Congress are dirty sneaky underhanded trolls. How ’bout that sneaky DOC fix vote to pay more of Americas tax dollars (without an offset I might add) to Doctors.

    Yet they’ve got millions of hard working Americans and hundreds of thousands of U.S. Veterans desperately waiting for relief.

    Why doctors and not the rest of us? I let you connect the dots.

    Republicans are hypocritical, spiteful trolls who need to be sent packing in November.

    • Bruce Blevins

      hey I think that the ones who voted against this should be kick out of office they have no heart for the people and don’t care that are kids are going to bed with no food or a roof over their heads and by the way they are the ones who made this mess to start with remember do not vote these people back in office we need to stand together and get these heartless people out office and put people in office who are for the people.

  • FedUpInNJ

    Thune of PA voted for it but Toomey of PA voted against it? With 7% unemployment in PA Toomey should be on board. Guess we know he is more for the party and less for the people. Shameless! Its going to be an interesting election year.

    • Jmr

      Toomey (R) from Pennsylvania. Casey (D) is also PA. Thune is South Dakota.

  • Based_Knowledge

    How we let our great nation be ran by scum like Boehner is beyond me. Boehner speaks about religious freedom for the religitarted, but Jesus would have never let 2 million go homeless. Boehner is a Rino and a religitarded hypocrite.

  • NeedsVacation

    PHONE JAM BOEHNER

    Contact John Boehner’s office until the phone is unplugged:

    Washington, D.C. Office
    1011 Longworth H.O.B.
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-6205

    SPREAD THE WORD AND GET THIS OUT

  • barb.mccann

    Claire McCaskill – where the hell were you for this vote!!!! We have supported you for years! We expect you to vote to RENEW UI!!!!

    • http://rollcall.com Steven Dennis

      She voted for advancing the unemployment bill — along with all of the other Democrats.

  • ex-Republican

    Sebastian, I will ask again, why won’t you answer my questions. 1. what were your parents like/did Mommy coddle you? 2. How will you respond when St. Peter asks you at the Golden Gates, When Jesus was hungry, were where you? 3. Do you think he will let you in?

    • klay McLoserMommyNO

      Mommy and daddy coddled his no no spot so he takes it out on small animals and homeless people. hes scum.

  • NeedsVacation

    PHONE JAM BOEHNER

    Contact John Boehner’s office until the phone is unplugged:
    John Boehner is going to attempt to stand in the way of this bill. This is very important if we are going to get ahead of this. It needs to start immediately.

    Washington, D.C. Office
    1011 Longworth H.O.B.
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-6205

    SPREAD THE WORD AND GET THIS OUT

  • The Crying Tangerine

    They’re trying to Detroit up the whole US

  • klay McLoserMommyNO

    No self made man would act or talk like you. im sure they have better things to do then scour unemployment articles and spew ur diarriah of the mouth. can u please get a life?

  • Devil Dog

    Sebastian. U have the balls to say u are a Lt. Colonel and in the Chair Force??? U might have well been in the Coast Guard u P#$$Y! I am a Recon Marine Veteran of three conflicts, and how dare u berate the United States Veterans. I call bullshit on u being a Lt. Colonel, and I can guarantee u never served anywhere overseas. Shut your mouth before this Devil Dog will shut it for u!!

    • Sebastian Klay

      You weenies always want to fight and get violent. Just have fun with this or shut up. If you have any connection to the military at all I suggest you watch yourself, because I can have any pension or benefits taken from you for threatening a commissioned officer that is currently serving in a duty capacity…that’s if you would like to pursue your insubordination.

      • Icare

        You talk a lot of B.S. for an arm chair wannabe… why not give your name rank and serial number? What! Can’t do it? WANNABE… YOUR JUST ANOTHER BOTTOM FEEDER!

        • Angela

          Thank you so much for your service and most of all; your sacrifice! People like you deserve the best!!! And we will ALWAYS keep you in our prayers for sure!

        • Sebastian Klay

          You must be high…give out personal information on a comment page? get real.

      • Icare

        Your no Lt. Colonel of anything except that of a coward!
        No self respecting service personnel, especially those that are officers of the armed forces would ever put down the men and women that put their lives on the line for your sorry back!

        • Sebastian Klay

          I don’t think you understand the role of an officer. We are more at risk than any enlisted. We take the hits and responsibility.

          • Icare

            That statement shows you are a liar! Wannabe!

          • VinnyFromIndy

            FYI to all readers – Sebastian is not in the military. If you look at his posts by clicking his name, you will see that he spends everyday, almost all day trolling the Internet to get his sadism on. He searches Google News specifically to find stories about the unemployed so he can come to the comment threads to try and further inflict pain on the desperate. He is most likely a sick, twisted old man that has been abandoned by his family and has no friends. Is it any wonder after reading his posts? He is a sociopath and when he leaves this Earth there will be no one to shed a tear.

      • Foxy

        You a DAMN LIE, FREEDOM OF SPEECH MITCH!

  • Sebastian Klay

    Im sitting here at the hard rock waiting for the game to start checking my iphone and watching and laughing you chumps jones for the euc tooth fairy. keep warm standing over your toasters s.u.c.k.e.r.s

    • Angela

      you’ll be standing at the rock bottom soon enough….no worries

      • Sebastian Klay

        no worries…not with more money than you have ever actually seen.

        • Sherry Plutakis

          Blah, blah, blah. What number is 300,00? This was from a previous post. What a complete waste of space you are. Insubordination! What planet are you circumventing Mr. Big Shot Air Force person who must interfere with people and their lives with not one good intention? Step away from your vile hatred self; I promise there’s help for you. Don’t give up; please seek help. We’re all pulling for you and your disturbed mental state of mind. It’ll get better for you. Buck up little man.

        • Angela

          You’re right! NOT with more money than I have ever actually seen! Good statement! LOL

    • klay McLoserMommyNO

      At a resturant or bar by your lonesome. so your at the bar checking euc forums for kicks? How sad. no wonder your angry.

      • Sebastian Klay

        Having dinner and a good time with my family. I check all kinds of news and events. I stay informed.

        • klay McLoserMommyNO

          Your full of shat. about to catch the game eating dinner with the fams. yet your checking euc forums and pretending you have friends? Your a pathetic lying loser. Get a life and some real friends. u can start by not being an az.z. your a useless member of society.

        • Angela

          you mean that you still live at home with your mother and father? And it must be nice to have parents that are still supporting you. That is the “option” you refer to. LOL!

        • klay McLoserMommyNO

          So u like to stay informed by reading propoganda all day? Heres some info that u cant seem to swallow. most people paid more into ui then theyll ever take out. the bill is footed by not just the employee but also the employer. if your worried about taxes being spent in a fiscally irresponsible manner. U shouldnt pick the currently unemployed demographic. housing market. banks and big businesses are failing all over the country due to fiscally irresponsible policy after policy. just shut up. ur a troll who lives in cave. go watch some fox news.

    • Sherry Plutakis

      I just made stir fry, but that’s not relevant. We really don’t care where you’re sitting. Brag much?

      • klay McLoserMommyNO

        He think hes important. ive been reading this guy’s nonsense for months. enough is enough. just shut the hell up already.

      • katherine valentine

        I read that there was a person looking to put a hurting on this creeeep but I think he should be ignored as all fools should be the people that should be hung up by there fingernails are those repubs

    • mrmano_0

      why did you take you facebook page down??

      • Angela

        He knows what would of happened if he didn’t. LOL! He is a minor/teenager living in California with his parent/s.

  • 2nations

    I have the sneaky suspicion that if someone were to hack Sebastian Klay, we’d find that it is actually….., JOHN BOEHNER behind the keyboard. LOL

    I do hope that you are exposed someday Mr Klay. You need to been know publicly. Willing to bet you have NO friends, NO wife, NO girlfriend or family to speak of. And thus your bitter, hate filled heart is fulfilled here. Your really a SAD dude. Hope you find peace in the next life because your life here is HELL.

    • Angela

      HAHAHA!!! SO TRUE…lol!

    • Sherry Plutakis

      He def has a screw or two loose. Who talks they way he does anyway? A real tool that guy. My sympathies to him because he is suffering from quite a few maladjustive disorders. It’s sad.

      • Angela

        he’s still a teenager living with his parents. He talks adolescent.

  • Icare
  • Icare

    Sebastian Klay

    Lives in Discovery Bay, California
    From South Lake Tahoe, California
    Hometown — South Lake Tahoe, California.

    No friends to show on FaceBook

  • Robin Collins

    Congress are a bunch of anti Americans that need to be booted out. lets go sheeple….

  • Kevin

    Some really awful things are going to happen if our Government doesn’t help it’s own people. I have a fear that a lot of people are going to get hurt. Normally civilized human beings will become savages, if that’s what it takes to survive. Everyone should share this concern and plan accordingly.

  • Based_Knowledge

    I think Congress should take massive pay cuts. They shouldn’t be paid at all in my opinion.

  • Ryan

    Ask members of Congress to implement a personal salary freeze until a new federal unemployment extension is passed http://wh.gov/ldq6d

  • Country Carl

    Why 99 weeks, 73 weeks, and now 26 Weeks – Answer, Republicans – Do they really believe the economy has fully recovered or just don’t care?

    All the unemployment checks paid for now, since Dec 28 2013, (the first 26 weeks) are paid for by the individual states. It is time for the Federal Government who takes the biggest chunk of all working Americans pay to pony up. When they ask how is it paid for – look at our old pay check stubs. There is a reason it is called Insurance – It is not a Gift

    Otherwise find a flint box and a can opener and get ready to HOBO UP! Artist Country Carl – Street Singer of the New Depression Blues!

  • Retired Veteran In Rhode Islan

    “Dear congress, could you give my next door neighbor a loan like you just gave to the rest of the world, he doesn’t need much, just enough to keep a roof over his head, food and clothing for his children and OH yeah! gas money so he can get to his National Guard meetings, he wont waste it on guns and bullets to kill others and I’ll co-sign if I have to. He is unemployed and been trying to get V…eterans benefits for over a year, he would be happy just to get his unemployment back. I know you have a job and money and all the things you need. Please just once think of America and the words on the Statue of Liberty and apply it to not only him but all Americans in his position. Thanks, and OH yeah, you can do this I know you can, so step up and do what most of America wants

  • M from PA

    Dear Senators who are against the unemployment extension:

    I was diagnosed with stage IIA breast cancer in
    September, 2012. I had a masectomy on
    October 15, 2013. At that time, I had
    used all my sick/personal time for 2012 (as of August 31, not ever thinking
    this would happen to me. I had to take
    off from work for two weeks for recovery.
    That time was unpaid, again as I had used all my sick/personal/vacation
    time for 2012. From October to July,
    2013, I worked part time hours due to the side effects, etc associated with
    chemotherapy/herceptin treatments and other medications I was and/or am now
    taking. I was working approximately
    15-20 hrs a week, up until July, 2013.

    In light of the above, my salary had been reduced by about 50-60%,
    sometimes more since September, 2012.
    I have missed a lot of time (and lost over $30,000.00 in income) those
    8-9 months from the side effects of chemotherapy and herceptin and most
    recently surgery from March 13, and June 10, 2013 (surgery on 3/13 for
    nipple to be excised (I had a nipple sparing masectomy which now I need the
    nipple removed as they found DCIS in my nipple) on 3/13/2013, along with
    implants). I had a second reconstruction surgery this past Monday, June 10,
    2013. I also was receiving herceptin IV every three weeks through
    November, 2013 and am on tomoxafin, which I take daily for the next 5-10 years.

    My life was affected in that I could not work full time, I
    would sometimes sleep 24 hours following chemo, had bad bloody noses, headaches,nauseas, fatigue, body aches, muscle aches and pains.

    In July, 2013, I waslet go of my 5 year position at a law firm, where I had been earning 27.75 per hour and/or approximately 53,000.00 per year prior to becomingdiagnosed with breast cancer.

    We are a good family,
    with our minor children, living in our home.
    We have been here for approximately 17 years and we do NOT want to lose
    our home. We are doing every thing we
    can to maintain jobs/income and to stay in our home.

    When I lost my job inJuly, I immediately started job seeking and started working for the local school district on an as needed only, substitute (part time) basis for 10.65 an hour. While the money is half per hour that I was making and much less hours per week than I have worked in many
    years, it is part time and I am working, and I am doing my best to stay afloat.

    The unemployment extension should absolutely be approved for people such as myself, who are accepting whatever work they can find, and/or are seeking work on a regular basis. Should the extension be approved, it would provide me with
    partial benefits which I so need at this time.
    We want to stay in our home, we need to feed our children and pay our
    bills.

    Thank you for your consideration.
    M of PA

    • Angela

      I am sorry that you had to go through that. It’s not the senators that we have to worry about. Once it gets to the house I feel like it’s going to fall through the cracks. We just need to pray that It passes the house so we can finally be able to stay afloat again. And pray that we find something in the meantime. I hope that you are also blessed with many many more decades of good health, and prosperity. There is a link at the bottom of the page that gives you an opportunity to share your story. Please do that. :)

  • Nolan Rey

    Boehner should be Tarred and Feathered… Then bent over and plugged with a spiked bat, right before he is led to the Guillotine.

  • Guest

    just making a statement as to what a desperate man with no options will do when the government stop playing there part by ensuring that these safe guards remain in place. Time like this make a person want to rob and steal because they know what they are entitled to not a hand out but a hand up so to all of the unsympathetic jacka$$e$ out there I say show yourself because the way you talk makes me want to put you in the broke position as the rest of us. Show yourself

  • Angela
  • Bob Polen

    now we know who to vote out next election …

  • Angela
  • Foxy

    It’s funny how we can give Ukraine 1 Billion dollars. But can’t help our own! United States Citizens what does that really mean? Oh I know…”Work all your life & pay congress salary & when your job lay-off, You WILL NOT GET ANY HELP”

  • Orval Burk

    I always though that the goverment was suppose to do what there people want,its 98 to two on giving a life line to these people so why are they not doing it.

  • Orval Burk

    IT does not mean nothing to me any more i am 82 so not many days left and of i made the call i would give it to you guys.but then say next year it will only be 72 week.and cut it back a little at a time.these people dont care about you so vote them out 2016,put in a peoples party,start now to get a person you all like.of you could fine somebody to do it.

  • CHACH

    This Klay guy, WTF are you doing commenting on this site MR. I have financial security. GO FU** off wipe your a** with it get a life prik!

  • CHACH

    There will never be balance in our govt. because the individuals that exist now in power and their ancestors have all been corrupt in some way shape or form, and its imbedded in them to be devious backstabbing selfish immoral people.

  • coffeeHouse1982

    For the record: Here’s the deficit history on Hussein Obama’s watch – over the last four years:2009: $1.41 Trillion 2010: $1.29 Trillion 2011: $1.30 Trillion 2012: $1.10 Trillion

  • LR

    America wake up!!!!!!!!!!!!!! take voting serious we have control lets stand together and rid our country of these type of so call leaders. we have to fight for our children and our children children,we can make a change we are america Boenher IS NOT IN CONTROL we put him their and he shall be removed and every other boehner that we find THE BOEHNERS ARE THE TROUBLE LETS GET RID OF THEM , JUST CLEAN HOUSE.

  • LR

    THIS IS NOT UNITED STATES OF BOEHNER.

    • katherine valentine

      BUT he think it is we are paying him 900,000 a year to treat us like something on the bottom of his shoes I also heard that he is German and we know how they hate eevery one I want to know how did he get into politics

  • John Kenner

    Hussein Obama’s threats of Federal debt default have hurt Americans. And he doesn’t seem to care.

  • teapartyidiots

    They’re all up in 2016. Snort.

  • Sebastian Klay

    Get ready for a blow out jobs reports on Friday….the Dems are praying for a great one supporting their agenda…only problem??..why then extend EUC??…

  • mary musso

    I don’t understand how our government can let people….many such as ,myself who have worked their entire life…42 years and are now in need of benefits they pd into…just go without. They assume you can just get a job so easily….Well, I have been on more interviews, first in my field of Social Work, but because I only have a BSW, I keep getting passed over…so then I go for office jobs any job, but when the employer sees I made a decent income….they don’t want to hire m because they don’t feel I will stay. Then there’s my age….age discrimination does exist. So here I am 58 years old….my car is not running and I can’t fix it because I have no income, I have an eviction notice for two months past due, I go nowhere because I can’t afford to and I am not eligible for cash benefits as I am not old enough and I don’t have children. I have foodstamps….which I m grateful for but I am at the point where I may need to go without food to pay towards rent. I cry every day. M daughter is in the hospital and I can’t even visit. You tell me how anyone in Congress can let people go through this. I feel so bad for those with families….I know if the thought of not going on has briefly crossed my mind….it has surely passed theirs.

    • katherine valentine

      YOU KEEP THE FAITH i AM IN THE SAME BOAT MY HUSBAND HAS TO HACK AT THE SUPERMARKET AND WAIT FOR SOMEONE TO DRIVE THEM HOME SO THAT HE CAN MAKE AT LEAST ONE TRIP FOR 10 DOLLARS SO THAT WE AT LEAST CAN EAT.

  • Sebastian Klay

    Wait for the blowout jobs report this Friday!!….the Dems are praying for a blowout to support their agenda…one thing they forgot?/..it’ll give Boehner ammo for not extending EUC!!…

  • Sebastian Klay

    Once the strong jobs report hits the headlines Friday, EUC is dead…dead…dead…dead all right.

  • Icare

    I still believe in America but I don’t believe in our government!!! Help the unemployed NOW!!!

  • Icare

    Question What Makes John Boehner Cry So Much?
    Answer http://us-politics.yoexpert.com/political-issues/what-makes-john-boehner-cry-so-much-37163.html

    John Boehner cries to get the symphony of as many republicans to do things his way. This man… I mean child should never have been elected to office as all he can do is cry if he can’t get his own way.

    15 times John Boehner cried.
    http://www.politico.com/gallery/2012/07/11-times-john-boehner-cried/000266-003390.html

    Is John Boehner hitting the bottle? Tells Reid to go Fu** Himself!
    http://www.salon.com/2013/01/14/is_john_boehner_hitting_the_bottle/

    http://www.youtube.com/embed/FyxioZZdiTg

  • Hans Olo

    A default is triggered if Hussein Obama’s regime chooses not to pay the interest on the debt.There are more than enough US government revenues to cover interest on the debt.If Hussein Obama’s regime chooses not to pay the interest on the debt, then it has chosen to default.

  • wendy Beck

    I called Boehners office this morning and left a shameful message to him. There is a movement called Jam the phones. His number is; 202-225-0600 please call his office. I plan to call daily till he votes for it.
    I am also looking for every phone number to the senators who voted against it and will call also.

  • Joseph Gulotta

    REM: Congress lost [stole] over $50 BILLION and did not even look to see were it went.Take away what American paid for [unemployment benefits]and relied on for emergencies. Congress is all over it. Republicans want to add shady deals for their vote while American families lose everything.

  • Icare

    This
    is why ‘OUR’ government is Broken!!! C’mon, this is Just ONE of the
    reasons both dems and repups get such high contributions to their
    re-election campaign funds. 20% of $50 Billion split by 200 equals $250
    Million in campaign funds each.

    Extending Emergency Unemployment:
    Senate Democrats and a few Republications Finally Expected to Vote to
    Extend Benefits — and “”Rush through Corporate Tax Cuts”" that would
    cost U.S. Tax Payers about $50 billion on hard earned tax dollars if the
    Corporate Tax Cuts are Renewed, or as the government would say it….
    this would cost the U.S. Treasury about $50 billion this year!!!

    Just make sure the Corporate Tax Cuts are NOT Renewed!!!

    Can you say Unemployment Extension Paid For times four!!!!

    http://www.foreffectivegov.org/node/12982

    It’s time for these Corporations to pay their fair share in taxes!!!!

  • GEM

    The Unemployment Extension MUST PASS! Many people cannot help that they were let go of their job. For example: I worked 23 years, excellent performance evaluations, NEVER received unemployment in my entire life. Worked since age 16. I and at least 50 ex-employees were bullied out of our company. I hung on 3 years enduring torment and was finally terminated. I was taken to Unemployment Court 2 times because the company had a lawyer. They didn’t want to pay out unemployment, but I won. The other ex-employees who were bullied just quit, thus no unemployment. This has been just horrible. Every one of us has a different situation. I was let go because of age, too much pay, and replaced by an employee making less pay now. It was a dirty ploy but very common. We need to pass The Healthy WorkPlace Bill to stop the bully part. Those voting against the extension have no idea what stress this leads to. We are living like paupers. I apply for jobs – no one wants me – I am now too old. I am stuck. Had to cash in 401K. BIG mistake to vote no. Please have some sympathy and help us out. The economy will be better too because we have no money to even pay for gas, bills, etc.

  • GEM

    Sorry put this in twice…

  • LR

    It is so clear to me this man has sold his soul to the devil . What person with any heart would cause so much grief to so many helpless people that only want to strive as honest American citizens. Who wants to be on unemployment ? this is not a living it is a must have. How can we the people of the united states of America remove John Boehner from office?.

  • Dan-o

    Ron Johnson you snake never never will I go to bat for you! Letit be known your a LIAR and Pathetic!

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