White House economic adviser Jason Furman said economists
generally believe programs like emergency jobless benefits need
not be funded by making cuts to other programs or through
"But certainly if what Congress wants to do is pay for it,
that's something that we could work with them on," Furman told
Reuters in an interview.
Emergency jobless benefits for 1.3 million long-term unemployed
people are set to run out on January 1 unless U.S. politicians
agree on an extension.
(Reporting by Jeff Mason; writing by Jason Lange;
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