“The Senate today did the right thing by passing the bipartisan the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2014. While I originally pushed for a one-year extension, 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. The pace of job growth has increased in the last few months but there are still far too many Pennsylvanians looking for work. Extending unemployment insurance will help those actively seeking work and their families. I am hopeful that that Speaker Boehner will quickly bring this bill to the floor so it can pass the House and be signed by the President.”
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