AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka last night released the following statement responding to the Senate GOP's failure to support an extension of the emergency unemployment benefits:
It’s appalling that once again Senate Republicans are refusing to approve an unemployment benefits extension with no strings attached. Meanwhile millions of people who want to work but cannot find jobs are facing additional weeks without much needed benefits. Congress should stop playing games with the lives of working families and pass emergency unemployment insurance before they go home for another recess. Otherwise working families should force them to go home permanently in November.