Should Unemployment benefits Be Extended?11/16/10 Robert Lorei
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The Hill reports this week:
"With lawmakers set to return next week for a lame-duck session, uncertainty is looming over the continuation of emergency unemployment benefits as time is running out before the latest extension expires at the end of November.
"Congressional Democratic leaders have yet to formulate a plan how to proceed with the expiring extension with the debate on the issue expected to take center stage when lawmakers return next week.
"If lawmakers don't act by Nov. 30, upwards of 2 million people could be without federal emergency benefits by the end of the year, according to figures from the National Employment Law Project (NELP)."
We're joined now by Aaron Carmella who is with the West Central Florida Federation of Labor. His group is conducting a campaign to try to convince Congress that extended unemployment benefits are needed.