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Congress Should Not Attach Extended UI Benefits to Troop Funding

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Publication Date: May 2008

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): James Sherk

Series: WebMemo

Topic: Labor (Employment and labor supply)
Military and defense (Military spending)

Keywords: economy; Labor; stimulus; jobs

Type: Brief

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.