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And another 72,000 will lose benefits every month. At no time in the last 65 years have so many workers been without either a job or a government lifeline.
It's just another day on Capitol Hill, where nothing seems to ever get done.
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Colorado U.S. Sen. Mark Udall this afternoon said he hopes a deal between House Republicans and Senate leaders to end a payroll tax-cut stalemate signals a new willingness for both parties to work together after the holidays.
Colorado Democrats today joined the Obama administration in going after Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney for calling a payroll tax extension for 160 million Americans a “temporary little Band-Aid.”
Colorado and national environmental groups today were sharply critical of congressional plans to accelerate a White House decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline as part of a deal to extend payroll tax relief and unemployment benefits.
The failure of the congressional “Super Committee” to reach an agreement jeopardizes the federal unemployment benefits of almost 2 million unemployed workers, according to the National Employment Law Project.
Colorado’s congressional delegation late last night split in approving President Obama’s compromise bill to extend the Bush tax cuts in full for two years and federal unemployment benefits for one year. Republican Mike Coffman joined Democrats Jared Polis, John Salazar and Betsey Markey in voting for the final bill, which passed 277-148 after the House first rejecting an amendment to change the estate tax provisions of the agreement.
U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., Monday joined eight other Democrats in opposing the extension of Bush-era tax cuts as the Senate moved the measure forward in an 83-15 procedural vote.