Shea-Porter to Speaker Boehner: Congress Must Not Adjourn for Year Without Extending Federal Emergency Unemployment Insurance
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"We write to urge you to address the looming expiration of unemployment benefits for millions of Americans before adjourning
Failure to extend unemployment insurance would mean 1,300 Granite Staters will lose vital benefits on
Full text of the letter is below.
Dear Speaker Boehner:
We write to urge you to address the looming expiration of unemployment benefits for millions of Americans before adjourning
The Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program is scheduled to immediately and completely stop at the end of 2013, during the holiday season, with the last payable week ending on
While unemployment benefits remain a critical lifeline for dislocated workers and their families, these benefits have recently been significantly scaled back. According to the
Even with the progress our economy has seen since the depths of the recession, there are still 1.3 million fewer jobs today than when the recession started six years ago. Additionally, approximately 4 million Americans are considered long-term unemployed, and have been looking for work for more than six months. Now is certainly not the time to further decimate vital federal assistance to workers who have lost their job through no fault of their own and who must actively seek work in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. We therefore strongly urge you to immediately bring up a one-year extension of the current EUC program.
Thank you for your attention to this critical issue.
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