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.
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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.
During a joint press conference with German Chancellor Andrea Merkel on Tuesday, President Obama suggested that he would like to explore with Congressional leaders the possibility of extending unemployment benefits again.
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.
Democrats in Washington are catching on to the idea that they can’t capitulate to an extension of Bush-era tax rates for the rich without at least demanding something in return, and an extension of federal unemployment benefits, set to expire…
Tonight, after waiting 30 hours for a cloture vote, the Senate reauthorized the federal extension of unemployment benefits — moving one step closer to restoring unemployment insurance to 2.6 million American workers. Tomorrow, the bill needs four or five…
Both houses of Congress adjourned last night without passing an unemployment benefits extension of any kind, leaving for a weeklong holiday with more than a million Americans having exhausted their unemployment insurance benefits. GOP intransigence on this issue is difficult…