Black Unemployment Update: Lee Wants
to Extend Benefits
By Robert “Rob”
ATLANTA, Feb. 6
2011, 10 a.m.
Rep. Barbara Lee is calling for Congress to fund relief
for the long-term unemployed, in reaction to last week’s unemployment
The California Democrat issued this call after
the jobs report showed that the nation’s unemployment rate
dropped to 9 percent in January, down from 9.4 percent the month
before. There are nearly 14 million unemployed.
What’s more, the department’s
report indicates black unemployment is at 15.7 percent. The rate is down
from 15.8 percent last month and 16 percent in November. The highest
rate, since President Obama took office, was 16.3 percent in August.
Cummings Recognizes Continued Economic Growth
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Congresswoman Barbara Lee Issues Statement in Recognition of the
Lunar New Year
Lee on the Lunar New Year
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) released the following
statement in commemoration of the Lunar New Year, which begins today,
Thursday, February 3:
Lee Releases Statement in Honor of Black History
Cummings Welcomes Federal Reserve Decision
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, was pleased this week with
the decision by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve to avoid
finalizing a rulemaking that would have eliminated an important consumer
protection currently provided by the Truth In Lending Act (TILA).
Lee Issues Statement on the
Killing of David Kato Kisulle
Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-09) released
the following statement in response to the murder of Ugandan LGBT Advocate,
David Kato Kisulle.
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