Reps. Schneider, Costa Press Speaker Boehner for Immediate Vote on Unemployment Insurance Deal
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Rep. Schneider and Rep. Costa led the letter, which 131 of their colleagues signed, to underscore the urgent need to extend this critical lifeline for millions of Americans.
"On average, every eight seconds the House delays a vote on this bill, another jobseeker is cut off the program. People in our communities are hurting, and the unemployment rate is still unacceptably high. For Americans looking for work in a difficult economy, this critical assistance will keep a roof over their heads and food in their children's mouths. Passing this compromise legislation will not only help our fellow citizens, but it will also strengthen the economy," the letter said.
You can read the full text of the letter here (http://costa.house.gov/images/pdfs/4102014_boehner_senate_ui_vote.pdf).
Rep. Schneider has been active in calling for an immediate vote on unemployment insurance and introduced a discharge petition to force a vote in the House on extending unemployment insurance. He also hosted a roundtable discussion to hear directly from constituents who recently lost their unemployment insurance.
Rep. Costa represents the
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