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Club for Growth opposes proposed extension of jobless benefits

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The Club for Growth is calling on lawmakers to oppose the three-month extension of unemployment benefits that the Senate is expected to vote on Monday.

“Congress should end the federal unemployment insurance program and return the authority back to the states, which already have programs in place,” the Club said in an email blast. “Absent this, Congress should pay for this extension by cutting spending elsewhere in the budget. After six years, an extension can no longer be called an ‘emergency’ with any credibility. There is plenty of waste in the federal budget from which to find an offset.”

The Senate returns Monday to Capitol Hill and is expected to vote on a three-month extension of federal unemployment benefits.

The Club said lawmakers should vote “no” and that the vote will be part of its congressional scorecard.

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