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"In light of our efforts for long-term unemployed D.C. residents and others, including my bill to offer an economy-boosting incentive for hiring the long-term unemployed, I am pleased that the President has invited me to the meeting," said Norton. "1.6 million Americans - and counting - have been left out in the cold by Republicans blocking an unemployment insurance extension, but they are not the only ones who will feel the pain - 240,000 other Americans, whose employment depends on the disposable income of the unemployed, stand to those their jobs. While we are working to revive the unemployment insurance program, I will be interested to see at the meeting what more can be done."
Norton noted that in the State of the Union address, the President emphasized that he would be using his administrative authority to accomplish goals, and she is interested to see if it comes up at the meeting.
Last month, just before the unemployment insurance program expired, Norton introduced a bill to offer employers a
Norton's guest for the State of the Union was 29-year-old District resident
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