|Targeted News Service|
Yet, the majority has repeatedly failed to bring the extension of unemployment insurance to a vote. Since it expired last year, more than 2 million individuals, including 200,000 Veterans, have been cut off from this vital lifeline.
I know firsthand how important this program is for hard working Americans. After I completed flight school and returned home to Illinois I relied on unemployment insurance to help me transition back to civilian life.
Unemployment rate for Veterans recently separated from the military is now sitting at 10%. 246,000 Veterans who served since 9/11 are now out of work.
For those coming home from
Taking an up-or-down vote on extending unemployment insurance is the right thing to do.
Our Veterans and unemployed have not given up on finding work, and we cannot give up on them.
I yield back.
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