Casey Statement on Emergency Unemployment Compensation Cloture Vote

Casey Statement on Emergency Unemployment Compensation Cloture Vote

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on the Senate’s cloture vote to extend Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC): 

“The Senate today did the right thing by moving forward with a bipartisan measure to extend unemployment insurance.  This legislation 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 73,000 Pennsylvanians currently looking for work, extending it will also provide an essential boost to our state economy.  I am hopeful that the Senate will pass the bill swiftly and that Speaker Boehner will bring it to the floor so it can pass the House.”

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