Congress Should Not Attach Extended UI Benefits to Troop Funding
Publication Date: May 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): James Sherk
Keywords: economy; Labor; stimulus; jobs
Coverage: United States
The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to attach a provision extending unemployment insurance (UI) benefits to H.R. 2642, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act of 2008. The legislation now moves to the Senate, which will consider it along with the supplemental funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.