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Jacqueline Klimas

Jacqueline Klimas

Jacqueline Klimas covers Capitol Hill for The Washington Times. She can be reached at jklimas@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Jacqueline Klimas

Jobless insurance extension bill planned

Sen. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat, announced Thursday that he will introduce a 3-month extension to long-term federal unemployment insurance with a Republican co-sponsor and hopes for a procedural vote as soon as Jan. 6. Published December 26, 2013

**FILE** Sen. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat (Associated Press)

Reed will introduce bill to extend unemployment insurance

Sen. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat, announced Thursday that he will introduce a 3-month extension to long-term federal unemployment insurance with a Republican co-sponsor and hopes for a procedural vote as soon as Jan. 6. Published December 26, 2013

Obamas wish troops a Merry Christmas

President Obama and the first lady wished troops a Merry Christmas on Wednesday and thanked them for serving so other Americans can feel safe during the holidays. Published December 25, 2013

President Barack Obama waves to people along the motorcade route while traveling from the University of Indonesia to the airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, Nov. 10, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Bye-bye! Support for Obamacare is going… going…

The number of those who support the president's health care law continued to drop in December, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Monday, a crucial deadline for enrollment. Published December 23, 2013

**FILE** Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, New York Democrat (Associated Press)

Dem congressman backs Obamacare probe — to a point

A New York Democratic lawmaker said Monday that Congress should investigate the rollout of Obamacare, but that it should be done in a bipartisan way, not as a way to kill the health care law. Published December 23, 2013

Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, has been a vocal supporter of a fix of the budget bill and asked President Obama to hold off on signing it and give Congress a chance to fix the provision before it becomes law. He and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire Republican (left), suggested paying for the change by better regulating food stamp eligibility and child earned income tax credits to prevent fraud. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Veterans groups say military cuts should prompt Obama budget veto

Two veterans groups demanded Thursday that President Obama veto the budget bill Congress passed earlier this week, saying that the cuts to military retirement benefits — which even the bill's authors now admit were a partial mistake — are an insult to former troops. Published December 19, 2013