Menendez on Vote to Begin Debate on Bill to Extend Unemployment Insurance

Menendez on Vote to Begin Debate on Bill to Extend Unemployment Insurance

90,000 long term unemployed people in NJ lost this lifeline

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez issued the following statement today following a 60-37 vote by the Senate in favor of moving forward to debate much-needed extension of unemployment insurance for the long-term unemployed:

"I'm incredibly thankful that six Republican Senators joined us in clearing the way toward restoring temporary employment insurance for more than a million job seekers, including 90,000 in New Jersey, who had this lifeline pulled out from under them. Extending this helping hand is the right thing to do for hardworking families, and with New Jerseyans determined and willing to get back on the job, it's the right thing to do for our economy. For the sake of both, I'm hopeful Republicans stick with us for the final vote."

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