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Julia B.
Democrat CA 26

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  • Extend Emergency Unemployment Compensation

    by Representative Julia Brownley

    Posted on 2014-01-08

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    BROWNLEY of California asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. BROWNLEY of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to call on Speaker Boehner to allow the House to vote to extend emergency unemployment compensation, a program that is critical to thousands of my constituents in Ventura County struggling to find work.



    We also need to extend unemployment insurance for the more than 20,000 veterans who were cut off while they make their transition to the civilian work force. We need to extend unemployment insurance for the nearly 2 million children whose families need it for food, clothing, and shelter.

    Mr. Speaker, it is also an economic imperative. Extending unemployment insurance to nearly 214,000 unemployed Californians who will use it to buy groceries, put gas in their cars, or keep the lights on, would save over 46,000 jobs in my State.

    Mr. Speaker, it is both a moral and economic imperative that we extend unemployment insurance, and that we do so without delay.

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