Sunday show roundup: Jobless benefits in focus

December 8, 2013

The fate of long-term unemployment benefits was front and center on Sunday's political talk shows.

Some 1.3 million people will immediately see their benefits disappear when those benefits expire at month's end, according to the National Employment Law Project. While Democrats have called for an extension of those benefits, they appear to be open to doing so outside of the budget agreement currently being negotiated to avoid another government shutdown. Republicans have resisted an extension of the benefits.

Read about it all and more over on Post Politics:

Rand Paul: Long-term benefits a ‘disservice’ to the unemployed

Durbin: Jobless benefits not a budget deal-breaker

Niraj Chokshi reports for GovBeat, The Post's state and local policy blog.
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