Hoyer Statement on Bipartisan Senate Agreement to Renew Unemployment Insurance

For Immediate Release:

March 13, 2014

Contact:

Stephanie Young, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement on the bipartisan Senate proposal to renew emergency unemployment insurance for five months:

“I am encouraged that a bipartisan group of Senators announced a proposal to restore emergency unemployment insurance for the more than 2 million Americans who had this assistance cut off since December 28.  The Senate agreement represents a positive step after weeks of uncertainty caused by Republican obstruction.  House Democrats are committed to restoring this assistance without delay.  Every week Congress fails to act will see another 72,000 Americans lose access to this emergency insurance and states lose $400 million in economic activity.  Once the Senate has acted, I hope House Republicans will work with us to approve a bill quickly that can restore peace of mind to those who continue to search for work.” 

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