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Obama Pushes for Up-or-Down Vote on Help for Our Laid Off Friends & Neighbors

Today, President Obama called on Congress to extend critical unemployment insurance to millions of Americans looking for a job. The U.S. Senate on Tuesday will vote on extending unemployment benefits for Americans still struggling to find work and overcome the lingering effects of the recession. In the three previous efforts, Senate Republicans have blocked the extension of emergency relief for the unemployed.

Obama Weekly Address: Recovery and Jobs of the Future

WASHINGTON – In his weekly address, President Barack Obama touted the gains the Recovery Act has made in a little more than 100 days.  While the recession is still far from over, the Recovery Act has helped end the economic free fall, ease the rate of monthly job losses from 700,000 a month, extend unemployment…