Engel: Unemployment Benefits Are a Priority for Democrats, but Not for the GOP

‘The Republicans ... they don’t want to protect people who have lost their jobs’

ENGEL: “Well, it's the priority for us as Democrats. The Republicans who have a majority in the House refused to bring it up. There was just this budget agreement, which we voted on between the House and the Senate, and we very much wanted unemployment benefits to be part of the agreement, and the Republicans refused. They seem to have an attitude that somehow or other people who can't get work and need unemployment benefits to survive are somehow ripping off the system. It’s really disgraceful. These people need help and we should help them.”

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