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UI Extension Blocked Again

October 13, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

For the second time in less than a week, Republicans in the Senate on Tuesday blocked a Democrat-led attempt to extend unemployment insurance benefits by 14 weeks + 6 weeks in states with jobless rates above 8.5%. Apparently, Republicans want any extension to be funded by money from the stimulus rather than by a surtax on businesses as the Democrats have proposed.

For more information on the issue going forward, see the OpenCongress Benefits Wiki and the bill Senate Dems are trying to pass – H.R. 3548.

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