DENVER – DENVER (AP) — Labor Secretary Hilda Solis says Senate Republicans could be extending the recession by opposing a spending bill that would have extended unemployment benefits.
Solis said Friday that the Republican opposition "could take us back to a deeper recession." Solis was addressing a national gathering of Latino officials in Denver.
Solis said the end of unemployment benefits for more than 200,000 people a week would be "devastating."
Republican opposition to the Democratic jobs bill stymied efforts to again extend unemployment benefits. The GOP objects to its cost.