The Senate Democrat signaled that an emerging budget deal will not include an extension.
The Kentucky Republican said an extension beyond 26 weeks does a "disservice" to workers.
The number is a $61 billion drop from last year, according to the CBO.
White House says benefits should be extended but vehicle less important.
Defense hawks want end to sequester, but conservatives want cuts.
“Hopefully, it could be part of the budget, but it doesn't have to be,” she said.
Pelosi said Dems won't back a budget deal without a reauthorization of unemployment benefits.
Russell Berman 12/05/13 12:02 PM EST
At news conference, Speaker downplayed the likelihood of imminent agreements.
A conservative taxpayer group is joining forces with liberal consumer advocates.
The lawmakers are pressuring Democratic leaders to oppose new cuts as part of a budget deal.