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Lawmakers call to extend unemployment insurance


ALBANY, N.Y. – Lawmakers are calling upon Congress to immediately extend unemployment insurance.

U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko and NYS Assembly member Pat Fahy, along with unemployed citizens will be asking Congress to extend unemployment insurance.

The Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program began in 2008 under President George W. Bush. The program provides relief for long-term unemployed Americans.

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