Casey Statement on Bipartisan Senate Deal to Extend Long-Term Unemployment Insurance

Casey Statement on Bipartisan Senate Deal to Extend Long-Term Unemployment Insurance

Washington, DC- Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on the Senate’s bipartisan deal to extend long-term unemployment insurance:

“The Senate today did the right thing by moving forward with a bipartisan measure to extend unemployment insurance.  I originally pushed for a one-year extension, but this compromise will provide an essential lifeline to middle class families who rely on the program to stay afloat as they actively seek work.  With the program affecting over 105,000 Pennsylvanians currently looking for work, extending it will also provide an essential boost to our state economy.  I am hopeful that this bill will quickly pass the Senate and that Speaker Boehner will bring it to the floor so it can pass the House.”

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