President Pushing to Extend Unemployment Benefits

Washington, D.C. (AP) -- President Obama's newest priority is to push Congress to extend federal unemployment benefits by another year.

Benefits for 1.3 million workers will expire on December 28 if Congress fails to extend a recession-era program by the end of this month.

Today, the White House Council of Economic Advisers and Department of Labor issued a joint report on how benefits keep the economy afloat, while keeping 2.5 million workers out of poverty each year.

The report also suggests the economy isn't strong enough to end benefits.

The program was first signed into law in June 2008 by President George W. Bush.


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