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[Excerpt] On behalf of the AFL-CIO. I am writing to urge you to oppose the Jobs. Opportunity, Benefits, and Services Act of 2011 (H.R. 1745), which would allow states to deny federal unemployment insurance benefits to over four million Americans unemployed for over 6 months so they can lower taxes for business. This senseless piece of legislation would undo the thirteen month extension of unemployment benefits enacted by Congress last December as part of a bipartisan deal to extend tax cuts for the wealthy.


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Samuel, W. (2011, May 11). Legislative Alert: Jobs, Opportunity, Benefits, and Services Act of 2011 (H.R. 1745). Washington, DC: AFL-CIO.

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