Tagged: Robert Byrd

Dems break jobless-aid stalemate

Waiting only for the late Sen. Robert Byrd’s replacement to be sworn in so they have enough votes, Senate Democrats were voting break the GOP-led stalemate and extend unemployment benefits for millions of Americans who have been out of work 6 months or more.  Political science Professor Graham Wilson, author of “Only in America? American […]

Wall Street reform bill threatened

The death of U.S. Senator Robert Byrd (r.) is threatening to delay passage of the sweeping Wall Street regulatory reform legislation until mid-July after it had been on track for House and Senate votes this week.  Law Professor Cornelius Hurley, a former counsel to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and now director of the Morin […]