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  • Unemployment Insurance Extension

    by Representative Loretta Sanchez

    Posted on 2014-01-08

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    SANCHEZ of california in the house of representatives Wednesday, January 8, 2014 Ms. LORETTA SANCHEZ of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to urge my Republican colleagues to give stability to the American economy by restoring emergency unemployment insurance.

    Yesterday, Mr. Speaker, the Senate moved one step closer in extending unemployment benefits, and the House must do the same and act immediately.

    Less than 2 weeks ago, unemployment insurance payments were cut for 1.3 million Americans and will expire for a further 3.6 million this year.

    It is estimated 213,793 Californians have been affected by the cut, including over 14,000 individuals in Orange County.

    According to CBO estimates, our GDP would be boosted and employment would be increased by 200,000 jobs if unemployment benefits were to continue in 2014.

    Mr. Speaker, it is our job to make sure the economy recovers and we find a way to get people back to work.

    But we should not leave those trying to find a job without a lifeline. We must act now.


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