Corker Votes to Extend Unemployment Benefits
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) today voted in support of legislation to extend federal unemployment benefits for up to an additional twenty weeks. The Senate passed H.R. 6867, the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008, by a vote of 89-6.
“During these times of economic distress the additional benefits we passed today will help many unemployed Tennesseans as they continue to look for jobs and get back on their feet. I was happy to join a broad, bipartisan group in support of this legislation,” Corker said.
The legislation provided an additional seven weeks of federal extended unemployment benefits and an additional thirteen weeks of federal extended benefits in states experiencing high unemployment levels.
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