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Democrats are unlikely to extend federal unemployment benefits after they expire in 2 weeks

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House Democrats are unlikely to include an extension of federal unemployment benefits in their planned $3.5 trillion spending package, according to House Budget Chair John Yarmuth.

“I haven’t heard any interest in extending [enhanced unemployment insurance],” the Kentucky Democrat told Insider. “It’s not been part of the discussion.”

All pandemic aid programs for those experiencing joblessness are slated to expire at the federal level in two weeks. That includes Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for gig workers and freelancers, along with another federal initiative providing payments to people who maxed out state benefits. A recent analysis from the left-leaning details ⇒

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