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Earlier this week, Congresswoman McCarthy joined colleagues in signing a discharge petition to bring up H.R. 3546, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act. The discharge petition would force an up-or-down vote that would extend unemployment insurance for more than 2 million people and extend emergency unemployment for nearly 5 million who are looking for work through the end of the year.
"One of the best ways to help the American economy is to keep Americans on their feet, while continuing to work to create jobs," said. Congresswoman McCarthy. "Countless families and individuals are still struggling to make ends meet and I am proud to stand up for my constituents and all Americans to make sure they have the unemployment benefits they have worked for."
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To overcome this opposition, Democrats have launched a discharge petition to force action on this important legislation. The discharge petition will require the House to consider the unemployment insurance extension legislation once a majority of Members of
"While we continue working to turn this economy around, extending unemployment insurance will provide much needed relief to the millions of unemployed Americans still struggling to find work," said Rep. McCarthy.
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