I just spoke w/Senator Harry Reid's office, it seems Senator Reid controls the calendar for that Congress uses to schedule votes on pending legislation.
Per the office representative I spoke with - THERE IS NO SCHEDULED VOTE FOR THE EXTENSION OF UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 19th! According to
Senator Reid's office person Senator Reid doesn't want to put the bill up to a vote until he knows it will pass!
I don't know if main stream media is intentionally publishing the misleading article that the vote will be Monday, July 19th or if someone from Senator Reid's office is supplying incorrect information to the media (I'm leaning towards the latter). Senator Reid's WA office number is not "published" you can reach him by contacting the Senate Operator at 202.224.3121 and asking for the office of Senator Reid.
When I asked the receptionist on how Senator Reid expected those of us who have no income due to being cut off from unemployment to survive - her response was APPLY FOR STATE WELFARE!
Nice? These are the kind of people we have running our country? I verified that Senator Reid is up for "re-election" in November? She responded YES, I asked her how she thought Senator Reid would enjoy his UNEMPLOYMENT after November?
She hung up on me! If you are unemployed & losing everything please call and let
Senator Reid know! Even though he tried to avoid receiving any calls, well I guess he never came up against A LONG TERM UNEMPLOYED SECRETARY!
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