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Unemployment benefits could be extended.

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Unemployment benefits could end soon, leaving those receiving the benefits without any source of income unless a new bill is passed.

U.S. Senator Patty Murray gave a speech today to try and get more support for unemployed people in Washington.

The senator says it's time to address a real kitchen table issue for families all across the country, and for those in Washington who could have no where else to turn if their benefits run out by the end of the year.

In a speech given on the U.S. Senate floor today, Murray shared stories and stressed the importance of passing an unemployment extension that would include up to 20 extra weeks of benefits.

A paycheck is what Murray says people need to still have while they recover from tough job losses.
The extension of unemployment benefits could be voted on in the senate this week.

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