Paul May Support Unemployment Insurance Extension

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January 5, 2014 10:39 a.m.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday said he could support extending the longterm unemployment benefits that expired at the end of 2013 if the program is paid for.

“I’m not against having unemployment insurance,” he said on ABC’s “This Week.” “It needs to be payed for.”

Paul has previously expressed caution about extending the longterm benefits. But he said that if Congress came up with a way to pay for the benefits, and if Paul could add a provision about economic freedom zones, he may support reinstating the benefits.

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