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Office of Sen. Al Franken
April 21, 2014

Dear MaddMedic,

Thank you for contacting me about extending emergency unemployment insurance. I appreciate hearing from you on this important matter.

Unemployment insurance provides vital support for Minnesotans who are trying hard to find a job but are still struggling to find work. Extending unemployment insurance helps these workers and their families keep a roof over their heads and put food on the table. It also boosts our economy because the unemployed are able to continue buying necessities for themselves and their families while looking for work.

That’s why the expiration of emergency unemployment insurance at the end of 2013 is such a serious matter – if we don’t renew it, this critical lifeline will run out for tens of thousands of Minnesotans this year. I was proud to support the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2014, which the Senate passed on April 7, 2014. This…

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