Murkowski Supports Unemployment Benefit Extension Debate

Senator: Compassion Needed to Help Americans Deal with Economic Failures

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Lisa Murkowski today voted to proceed to a debate on S.1845, the Unemployment Insurance Extension Bill, sharing her thought process with Alaskans:

“It is important that we have compassion for those Americans caught up in the administration’s economic policy failures – particularly during the more difficult winter months – but these extensions cannot be unlimited.

“Instead, we need to see far more productive actions to strengthen job creation and restructure existing programs – not just ongoing safety net extensions – while seeking ways to not add to this nation’s deficit. That’s why I cast my vote today to have a responsible, solutions-based conversation about the unemployment problems facing this nation.”