SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE VOTE

January 07, 2014

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen released the following statement after an emergency unemployment assistance extension bill cleared a key procedural hurdle in the Senate this morning:

“Emergency unemployment assistance provides a critical lifeline to New Hampshire families who are struggling to make ends meet while people look for jobs.  A failure to extend these benefits would be bad for jobs and our economy, so I hope we can act in a bipartisan fashion – just like we did this morning – as quickly as possible to advance this proposal. We have to extend these benefits on behalf of the families who desperately need this support.”