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August 13, 2010 - by Donny Shaw

Chuck Schumer [D, NY] took time out of his day back in D.C. yesterday to talk with reporters at The Hill about the Senate’s legislative agenda for when they come back into session on September 13:

Schumer said the Senate in September will focus on a bill to promote small businesses, a child nutrition bill, a tax-credit bill for companies and possibly a vote on the Bush-era tax cuts or the START arms treaty between the United States and Russia.

So, on the jobs and economic recovery front, it’s more tax credits and incentives for businesses, but still no help for the millions of unemployed people who have exhausted their benefits — the so-called “99ers” — and for those who will be in long-term unemployed in November when the extended UI benefits program expires. Schumer and the rest of the Senate Dem leadership have signed on as co-sponsors of Sen. Debbie Ann Stabenow’s [D, MI] 99ers bill, but so far there’s no indication that that they are going to do anything meaningful towards getting it passed.

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