April 26, 2010
Read articles from the April 26th edition, including new budget constraints and jobless benefits.
- CHN: Senate Committee Passes Budget with Tight Restraints on Spending
Congress took its first step in the budget process when the Senate Budget Committee passed its FY 2011 budget with a vote of 12-10 on April 22, with Senator Feingold (D-WI) joining all Republicans in opposing the bill. Unlike the President’s budget, which was released in February, Senate and House budgets do not provide program-by-program Read More »
- CHN: Jobless Benefits Restored; Action on Long-Term Jobs Measures Pending
Jobless benefits for hundreds of thousands of workers were reinstated on April 15 when President Obama signed into law the Continuing Extension Act of 2010 (H.R. 4851). Congress let the federal unemployment insurance program lapse after failing to pass an extension prior to its two-week April recess (Read more on the expiration of the program Read More »
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