Transcript: Sen. Bernie Sanders’s floor speech on youth unemployment rate

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Partial transcript of Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vermont) floor speech on the high unemployment rate among young Americans on Sept. 16, 2014:

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Transcript: Q&A w/ Sen. Lamar Alexander on the Paycheck Fairness Act

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Partial transcript of Q&A w/ Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) on the Paycheck Fairness Act. The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing was held on April…

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Transcript: Sen. Lamar Alexander’s opening statement on the Paycheck Fairness Act – April 1, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Partial transcript of remarks by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) on the Paycheck Fairness Act. The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing was held on April…

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Senate approves 5-month extension of federal emergency unemployment compensation

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Sen. Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island) SOURCE: reed.senate.gov

The Senate yesterday voted to extend the federal emergency unemployment compensation for months.

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Elmendorf defends CBO’s report on minimum wage increase

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
SOURCE: cspan.org

Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf today defended his agency’s estimate that between 500,000 to 1 million jobs could be lost if the federal minimum wage is raised…

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Transcript: Remarks by CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf on the impacts of minimum wage increase on employment – Feb. 19, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Partial transcript of remarks by Douglas Elmendorf, Director of the Congressional Budget Office, on the effects of raising the minimum wage on employment at the Christian Science Monitor…

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CBO projects $10.10 hourly minimum wage increase will lift 900K Americans out of poverty but cost at least 500K jobs

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
SOURCE: cbo.gov

Raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour will lift about a million people out of poverty but will likely cost the U.S….

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CBO projects lower labor participation due to Obamacare subsidies

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
WTF CBO report on Obamacare

Health insurance subsidies and expanded Medicaid coverage offered under the Affordable Care Act will likely result in a reduction of work hours after the economy fully recovers in…

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3-month unemployment extension blocked again by Senate Republicans

Monday, February 10, 2014
SOURCE: reid.senate.gov

Senate Republicans once again blocked a 3-month extension of the federal emergency compensation that would have restored benefits to 1.7 million out-of-work Americans looking for a job. 

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Transcript: Q&A w/ Rep. Tim Ryan on the CBO’s 2014 budget & economic outlook

Monday, February 10, 2014

Partial transcript of Q&A with Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) on the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) 2014 federal budget and economic outlook. The House Budget Committee hearing was held…

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