Blumenthal: Latest Jobs Report Helps Dem Efforts to Extend Unemployment Benefits

'I think this report will help us; we're just one vote away'

BLUMENTHAL: “I think this report will help us, we're just one vote away. We’ve come a long way and many of the long-term unemployed are in states with Republican senators such as Illinois, Ohio, Arizona, Tennessee. And they are thoughtful, intelligent. We’ve come a long way with the great leadership of Senator Reid and I think that kind of willingness to compromise and work together is going to enable us to get that one more vote that we need. And remember, there's no great ideological principle at stake here. Three Republican presidents approved this kind of emergency unemployment for the long-term unemployed without any payback or any offset and so I think that there is progress to be made.”

 

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