Today is certainly not a good day for the long-term unemployed.
As of today, 1.3 million Americans are impacted as they’re cut off from unemployment benefits.
In a statement, White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest indicated:
“This morning, the President placed separate telephone calls to Senator Jack Reed and Senator Dean Heller to offer his support for their proposal to extend emergency unemployment benefits for three months. The President said his administration would, as it has for several weeks now, push Congress to act promptly and in bipartisan fashion to address this urgent economic priority.” Read more