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Sen. Joe Manchin signals he won’t back renewal of federal jobless aid for gig workers and long-term unemployed past Labor Day

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Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia indicated on Saturday he would not back including an extension of federal aid for gig workers and long-term unemployed Americans past Labor Day in a Democrat-only package.

“I’m done with extensions,” he told Insider. “The economy is coming back.”

Manchin went on: “Look guys, read your own print. Read your own print. The economy is stronger now, the job market is stronger. Nine million jobs we can’t fill. We’re coming back.”

The West Virginia senator’s opposition would effectively kill the renewal of those federal aid programs, given all 50 Senate Democrats need details ⇒

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