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The Middle Class Wins in Congress Article
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), left, reaches out to Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) to celebrate as members of the bipartisan House and Senate conferees on the payroll tax cut extension signed the compromise agreement. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Middle Class Wins in Congress

Meghan Miller looks at the victory progressives won in Congress by extending the payroll tax cut, unemployment insurance, and the “doc fix.”

Meghan Miller

5 Reasons to Continue Unemployment Benefits Article
Mary Polocy, left, stands in line and waits to enter a career fair, in  Independence, Ohio. Polocy has been unemployed for three months and is  looking for a job. (AP/Tony Dejak)

5 Reasons to Continue Unemployment Benefits

Heather Boushey and Meghan Miller explain why Congress should support active job seekers and our nation’s economy by maintaining unemployment benefits.

Heather Boushey, Meghan Miller