11 hrs ago
More than two million Americans on verge of screw job because unemployment aid not in budget deal
As Jed Lewison has reported, congressional negotiators reached a budget deal late Tuesday that will restore $63 billion in automatic cuts, a $23 billion reduction in the deficit and no raise in taxes.
15 hrs ago
Jobless Aid on Thin Ice, but Dems Are Still Skating
Long-term unemployment insurance hasn't made its way into a budget deal, but Democrats are still looking for avenues to extend the benefit past the end of the year.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
The Providence Journal
U.S. Sen. Reed gives a mixed review to congressional budget agreement
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed issued a statement on the budget agreement reached Tuesday , which he said "reduces economic uncertainty and blunts the impact of the sequester.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Blast from the Past
It is President Bush whose disastrous policies created the Iraq Debacle, and it is he who has the responsibility to provide a strategy for the Iraq Debacle and the power to implement such a strategy.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
The Providence Journal
U.S. Sen. Reed calls Mandela a 'friend to all humankind'
Rhode Island's U.S. Sen. Jack Reed issued the following statement Thursday upon learning of the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela: "I am deeply saddened by the passing of Nelson Mandela, an extraordinary human being and friend to all humankind.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Fast Food Giants Gorge on Subsidies
The fast food industry is notorious for handing out lean paychecks to their burger flippers and fat ones to their CEOs.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Fung's New Hire, Drug Reform + Fmr. AG Passes Away
This week's State Report centers on a new hire made by Cranston Mayor and 2014 gubernatorial candidate Allan Fung, which may have a dramatic impact on the 2014 governor's race.
Reed Encourages Shopping Local on Small Business Saturday
U.S. Senator Jack Reed is once again encouraging Rhode Islanders to support their neighborhood small businesses on Small Business Saturday, set Nov. 30. Small Business Saturday is a national movement that marks a day to support the local businesses that help create jobs, boost local economic activity, and preserve neighborhoods around the country.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
NBC News: 'Do-nothing' Congress on track for one of the least productive years ever
It's not quite a "do nothing" Congress - but it's not far off. Read the rest of this post on the original site A We're sorry, there was an error processing your newsletter signup.
US Sen. Reed urges Congress to aid food banks
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed is urging fellow members of Congress to strengthen the federal nutrition safety net for food banks.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
'Shop Local,' Says Sen. Reed
U.S. Senator Jack Reed is once again encouraging Rhode Islanders to support their neighborhood small businesses on Small Business Saturday, set for this Saturday, Nov. 30. Small Business Saturday is a national movement that marks a day to support the local businesses that help create jobs, boost local economic activity, and preserve neighborhoods ... (more)
Fri Nov 22, 2013
UPDATE 1-U.S. SEC's Stein calls for stronger final Volcker rule
A top U.S. regulator who is a crucial swing vote to adopt the Volcker rule to ban proprietary trading by banks expressed some disappointment on Friday about the contents of a final draft, saying she hopes it will be strengthened.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Three Ways Congress Could Go Bold On The Student Debt Crisis
If Congress wants to address the trillion-dollar student debt overhang that's stunting America's economic growth, it must get more ambitious about reforming rules about refinancing student loans and overhaul the systems borrowers use to manage and repay their loans, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress .
The Providence Journal
Reed's bill would preserve federal unemployment benefits through 2014
Sen. Jack Reed is one of three U.S. senators who have introduced a bill to extend unemployment benefits through 2014.
Democrats push to extend emergency U.S. jobless benefits
U.S. congressional Democrats are pushing to extend emergency unemployment benefits, saying they are needed to help the economy and provide a safety net for Americans struggling in a sluggish job market.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Senators move toward crackdown on sexual assault in U.S. military
With Senate action to overhaul the military's handling of sexual assault cases certain, senators debated an emotionally charged proposal on Wednesday to strip commanders of their power to decide whether many serious criminal charges should go to trial.
The Hartford Courant
Yellen says Fed will weigh compliance extension for Volcker rule
The Federal Reserve is weighing whether banks should get more time to comply with the Volcker rule, which bans them from trading with their own money, Federal Reserve Vice-Chair Janet Yellen said in a November 18 letter to a U.S. Senator.
The Daily News
Democrats Launch Effort to Renew Jobless Benefits
Democrats on Capitol Hill have launched a drive to renew jobless benefits averaging less than $300 a week nationwide for people out of work for more than six months.
SD-Sen: Rick Weiland (D) Slams JP Morgan's Multi-Billion Dollar Tax Break
Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland who is running for Senator Tim Johnson's seat regarding JP Morgan: "If you ever wondered whether your Congress is owned by you or by the big money donors who elect its members, consider this" said Sioux Falls businessman and Democratic candidate for Senate Rick Weiland in 11 central ... (more)
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Proposed Legislation Would Curb JP Morgan's Potential Multi-Billion Dollar Tax Windfall
Late last month, we commented on JP Morgan Chase's $5.1 billion settlement with the Fair Housing Financing Agency , as conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.