Millions of Americans are struggling to find work, and this week, the United States Senate finally voted 59-38 to pass a bipartisan bill to provide them some targeted, temporary relief.
The Senate passed legislation Monday that revives expired long-term unemployment benefits for five months, sending the bill to an uncertain future in the House.
The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, and a small band of Republican supporters swiftly appealed to a reluctant Speaker John Boehner to permit election-year action in the House as well.
The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport will dedicate a new $24.3 million Electromagnetic Sensor Facility with a ribbon cutting this morning.
Providence has won another grant to improve education for the very young in city schools. The $3 million to teach soft skills follows the public school system’s recently begun effort to improve toddlers’ home environment for vocabulary.
Bipartisan Senate bargainers ended a long-running election-season standoff and struck a compromise renewing expired jobless benefits for five months for more than 2 million Americans who have been out of work the longest.
A group of 10 senators — five Democrats and five Republicans — has reached a deal to reauthorize emergency unemployment benefits for five months.
Rhode Island’s senior U.S. senator has filed legislation that would extend emergency unemployment benefits for six months, retroactive to when the program expired last year.
The National Education Association of Rhode Island’s 17th annual Read Across America Day drew some 2,000 children...
PROVIDENCE — The latest buzz in public education revolves around teaching students the “soft” skills they need to be successful in school and beyond.
U.S. Senator Jack Reed, with the support of the largest labor group in the nation, said on Tuesday he hopes to get a vote as early as this week on a new bill to restore expired federal jobless benefits for 1.7 million Americans.
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island’s congressional delegation, Democrats all, reacted favorably Tuesday to President Obama’s State of the Union address.
Rhode Island is in line to receive $18.4 million in federal funds for clean water projects, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced Thursday.
Senate Democrats are betting that a week in their home states will persuade Republicans to change their minds on an unemployment-insurance measure that they blocked this week.
Rhode Island’s senior senator takes such a somber and studious approach to his work that his name comes up as often as not at the Capitol in homonymous confusion with the majority leader.
Days after 1.3 million Americans lost their unemployment benefits, the U.S. Senate is set to vote this morning on moving forward with a three-month extension bill.
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., won his first tough skirmish Tuesday to restore extended federal unemployment benefits for 1.3 million Americans, including nearly 5,000 Rhode Islanders still struggling to find jobs after the Great Recession.
U.S. Senator Jack Reed, who has taken a leadership role in the democratic drive to renew long-term unemployment insurance benefits, has made a national call for Republicans to join the effort.
One of the Senate’s first votes upon returning to Washington from its holiday break Monday will be on a bill reviving emergency unemployment benefits that lapsed at the end of 2013.
Sen. Jack Reed needs 60 votes this week in the U.S. Senate to open debate on restoring emergency unemployment benefits for 1.3 million Americans.