Loebsack Urges House Leaders to Act on Bipartisan Extension of Unemployment Benefits Print
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Written by Joe Hand   
Tuesday, 07 January 2014 14:41

Extension cleared Senate procedural hurdle earlier today

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after the Senate cleared a procedural hurdle and is set to vote on extending unemployment benefits that expired last month. Loebsack joined a number of his colleagues in calling on the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, to address the expiration of the benefits.

“At a time when many Iowans are still struggling to find work, I am pleased the Senate took this action to extend unemployment benefits. Now it is time for House leadership to do the same and bring this bipartisan legislation to the floor. It is beyond irresponsible that these working families have had to face the possibility of not being able to feed their families or keep the heat on this winter. These benefits provide a critical lifeline to individuals and families who have been hit hard by these difficult economic times. As someone who was raised in poverty, I know what it is like to sit around the table each month and wonder how my family would make ends meet. The House needs to act now.”

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