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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

Sen. Charles Schumer, New York Democrat, said on Sunday that he isn't sure if Democrats have the votes yet to clear the 60-vote threshold in a vote to extend unemployment benefits. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Senate fight likely over unemployment benefits

Lawmakers are set for a clash in the Senate Monday over unemployment benefits, with Democrats calling for a no-strings-attached extension of long-term benefits and Republicans insisting that any new spending be offset by cuts elsewhere. Published January 5, 2014

"The people are hurting. They look to Washington for help. Nothing is happening," Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont independent, wrote in a blog on Huffington Post.

Unhappiness with tea party provides opportunity for liberals

As growing numbers of voters and even some top Republicans in Congress express unhappiness with the tea party after a government shutdown and criticism of the budget deal, progressive liberals like Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are trying to fill a space in the political debate by pushing issues such as income inequality and increasing minimum wage. Published January 1, 2014

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