Competing Visions Over Emergency Unemployment Insurance in Congress

By Thomas Fletcher Under the leadership of Majority Leader Harry Reid, liberals in the Senate pulled out all the stops this past week to try to pass legislation extending recently-expired Emergency Unemployment Compensation without offsetting spending cuts. Senate Republicans held firm in refusing to vote for any extension proposal that did not include spending offsets. […]

Minimum Wage: More Harm than Good

December 19, 2013J

By Wesley Coopersmith Earlier this month, President Barack Obama called for a federal increase of the minimum wage in an effort to help struggling workers across the country. The President delivered his speech in Anacostia, Washington D.C., a poverty-stricken neighborhood plagued with high unemployment. Originally planned to be voted on this month, the Senate will […]