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The Week In Review

March 5, 2010 - by Eric Naing

What a week. Jim Bunning’s [R, KY] filibuster of a bill extending unemployment insurance dominated the beginning of the week but Democrats also made some progress on the health care front. Expect both issues to resurface in the coming weeks as the real hard work for both comes next. Here’s a look at what we’ve been up to this week at OpenCongress:

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Comments

  • Siteburger 03/07/2010 7:52am

    In certain place, at certain time and within an interaction of certain persons, there was an existing city called Washington D.C that houses Congress and the Bills. I love Washington. It is my Boyhood city of heroes with certain grace. As good friend and admirer of George W.H Bush (Big Bush), I give him and Ronald Reagan the credit for doing so while Africa was not allowed to know anything about US business but THE Missile Treaty between it and the USSR. That’s all we had to feel about Washington, small city but World Capital. Hence, America is losing its Olympic Bids because people of the world are still overshadowed by Capitl Cities and they don’t give weight to other States. But in that great city where congress was sitting, in certain time and certain state in 2010, a State Police Agent walked in to an ER to ask for signiture of an emergency patient ASAP, while cordoning could be done to the stuff to be searched and some time and respect be given to life .Congress!? Is it fair? 50!

  • TheCarCzar 03/08/2010 5:56pm

    We need more Tiers and/or more weeks added to existing Tiers.

    Neither H.R.4691 or H.R.4213 will help the 15 million unemployed who have already exhausted all Tiers.

    WE NEED EVERYONE’S HELP to get more Tiers added and/or more weeks added to existing Tiers.

    Please keep calling and emailing your congressmen and senators to finish the job.

    I suggest increasing existing Tiers to 26 weeks each.

    And, those who exhaust all Tiers should be able to get food stamps AND cash assistance even if they don’t have any kids, when applying for public assistance.

    Go to the following links and modify your closings as I have or in any way you see fit.
    Links automatically send emails to Prez, V-Prez, your Senators and Rep.

    http://capwiz.com/iamaw/issues/alert/?alertid=14697101
    Your Closing:
    Increase existing Tiers to 26 weeks each. Sincerely,

    http://capwiz.com/iamaw/issues/alert/?alertid=14697026
    Your Closing:
    And cash assistance for those without kids. Sincerely,

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