Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Nearly 90,000 Floridians have lost their federal emergency jobless benefits. They were part of a group of 1.3 million Americans whose unemployment checks weren’t part of the bipartisan budget deal passed by Congress last week and signed by President Obama.
The plan concocted by Senators Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee to either defund the Affordable Care Act or shut down the government appears to be on its last leg after it passed the GOP-led House of Representatives last week.
A group of Republicans and Democrats yesterday reintroduced a federal bill that could cost online retailers and customers more money.
President Barack Obama cut his vacation short Wednesday and returned to Washington to continue negotiations on the rapidly approaching fiscal cliff. But, even with that move, a growing number of Americans believe no deal will be reached and the blame is falling on the GOP.
On the same day that thousands of websites including Wikipedia and WordPress have gone dark to protest the Stop Online Privacy Act and Protect IP Act; Florida Senator Marco Rubio announced he was withdrawing his name and support for the bill.
While both Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson supported a temporary payroll tax cut extension; Florida’s house delegation rejected the bill along party lines.
A high-stakes standoff in Congress could end up with thousands of Floridians losing money in their paycheck and hitting first-time home buyers in the area.
Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was in Dania Beach Monday morning to renew her call for an extension to the payroll tax cut for all working Americans.