Ed. note: This live event has concluded. You can check out the full Q&A below or on Storify.
Today at 11:40 a.m. ET, President Obama will deliver remarks from the White House urging Congress to extend emergency unemployment insurance for more than one million Americans who have lost that vital lifeline while looking for a job. Letting emergency unemployment insurance expire not only harms American families; it's also a drag on the overall economy (to the tune of 240,000 jobs lost in 2014).
Immediately following the remarks, Betsey Stevenson, @CEABetsey, member of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisors, will host a session of White House Office Hours on Twitter to answer answer your questions about the economic benefits of extending unemployment insurance.
Here are the details:
- Ask your questions now and during the chat on Twitter with the hashtag #AskCEA
- Watch the President's remarks on Whitehouse.gov/live today at 11:40 ET, and then follow the Q&A live through the @CEABetsey account immediately after the speech.
- If you miss the chat, the full session will be posted on Whitehouse.gov and Storify.com/Whitehouse.