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Etheridge: We can’t leave states, citizens hanging

Posted By Clayton Henkel On June 2, 2010 @ 12:39 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Rep. Bob Etheridge [1] (D-NC) says when Congress reconvenes next week the House of Representatives will revisit COBRA subsidies and aid to state governments.

Both provisions were cut from a jobs bill that passed the House before the Memorial Day recess amid concerns about the ballooning deficit.

Etheridge, who serves on the powerful House Committee on Ways and Means [2], tells NC Policy Watch that states need extra Medicaid money and laid-off workers clearly need help in affording health insurance. The 2nd District Congressman also wants Congress to do more to protect the jobs of classroom teachers.

For a preview of Rep. Etheridge’s interview, please click below:

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[1] Rep. Bob Etheridge: http://etheridge.house.gov/

[2] House Committee on Ways and Means: http://waysandmeans.house.gov/

[3] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ovq_9uT7Fxo

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