<P>Back to Main MenuBusiness News HomeFront PorchIt Only MoneyOregon the EconomyPlaybooks ProfitsSilicon ForestWindow ShopStock Market ReportBusiness Public BlogBack to Main MenuVideos from the OregonianVideos from The Beaverton LeaderVideos from the Hillsboro ArgusVideos from The Forest Grove LeaderYour VideosBack to Main MenuThe StumpEditorialsLetters to the EditorMy OregonOpEdElizabeth HovdeDavid SarasohnA deal to extend federal long term unemployment benefits is atop the Senate agenda this week, but its prospects remain dim in the Republican lead House of Representatives.The bipartisan bill seeks to extend Authentic Cortez Kennedy Jersey benefits for another five months, starting from when they expired in January. who could qualify for the extra payments. That total includes an estimated 26,000 people and counting in Oregon, where one third of the state's unemployed have been out of work for six months or more.But opposition in the House casts uncertainty over the bill. House Speaker John Boehner, R Ohio, has said the bill raises serious concerns about how the benefits would be funded and paid out, and whether the extension would create any new jobs.Still, Roll Call reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D Nev., wants to pass the extension this week after the body takes up aid for Ukraine.The majority leader also that he wants to clear a bipartisan measure that would extend unemployment insurance benefits for five months. The proposal would be offset by a combination of revenue raisers, including extending customs user fees.is one thing we have to do this work period and we are going to try to Cortez Kennedy Jersey do that, Reid said, adding that some people are being into poverty after benefits expired in December.The Star Tribune details some of those stories from workers who have been affected by the cut off:For Cecil Rickman, the waiting game is interminable. He attends as many job fairs as he can and goes to a weekly club meeting for displaced workers. Otherwise, he stays home and files online job applications because there isn money to do anything else.go to Wal Mart and buy something, he said, be a treat right now. sticking point for the House is the apparent difficulty of implementing the benefits. States have said that the retroactive payments may be too complex for their aging computer systems to handle. those claims, voiced last week by House Speaker John Boehner, R Ohop:It clear that the concerns cited by Mr. Boehner were hardly unanimous. (Labor Secretary) Mr. Perez notes that many governors and state agencies were eager to see the benefits restored.More on the unemployment extension deal:Boehner unemployment extension objection gets the boot The Fiscal TimesUnemployment extension news: Labor Department counters 'unworkable' claim; readers detail the impacts The OregonianUnemployment extension fight pits Portman against Boehner Roll CallJoin the ongoing discussion about the impacts of long term unemployment in the comments section below or by emailing me.