Sunday at 9AM & NOON ET

Boehner would support unemployment benefit extension with offsets
January 5th, 2014
11:58 AM ET

Boehner would support unemployment benefit extension with offsets

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner will insist there be offsets before he agrees to extending long term unemployment benefits, a spokesman for the Republican leader tells State of the Union’s Susan Garraty.

On State of the Union, the White House economic adviser Gene Sperling admonished those on the other side of the aisle for making an unwelcome milestone by cutting off emergency benefits for the first time in the last half century.

"We have never cut off emergency unemployment benefits when the unemployment rate is this high," Sperling said. "Tomorrow is actually the day that 1.3 million Americans will go to the mailbox and find that check missing, the check that they rely on to put food on their table."

Filed under: State of the Union
soundoff (No Responses)

Post a comment


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.