Grassley Weighs in on Unemployment Benefits Extension Issue
U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley says he supports a federal extension of unemployment benefits as long as the money is found to pay for it. Grassley says he voted no Tuesday on a procedural issue determining whether the issue would move forward because there were no assurances the measure would be funded. Grassley says he'll vote yes if the extension is paid for otherwise he will not support it. Lawmakers remain sharply divided over whether the cost of the $6.4 billion program extension should be added to the deficit or paid for with spending cuts.