Sunday, July 18, 2010

West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin nominates Bryd's replacement signalling Unemployment Benefits Bill Will Pass Tuesday!

Yes, Gov. Joe Manchin of West VA has nominated his close confidant as an interim appointment to fill former Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd's Senate seat. Here's an excerpt on the announcement from CNN's article and video clip:

West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin named attorney and political confidante Carte Goodwin on Friday to fill the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd's seat until a special election is held. Goodwin will be sworn in Tuesday.

and this:

Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-West Virginia, stressed the importance of Goodwin's appointment as the Senate's 59th Democrat. Immediately after Goodwin is sworn in, Rockefeller said, Democrats are expected to pass an unemployment benefits bill that has been blocked by the GOP leadership.

Yes, finally some benefits will be passed for the unemployed who had been without jobs for over a year. I believe the payments will be retroactive to help them pay their bills. And at some level this will have a stimulus effect as they will most likely need to spend the money right away. This stops Republicans filibustering at least on this important issue. Good job Governor Manchin for doing the right thing. I was critical on my July 8th post of you and so now I congratulate you for doing the right thing. Sen. Byrd is proud of you.

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