Campaign 2010

Dec 27, 2013

DCCC Chair Steve Israel’s Statement on Expiration of Unemployment Benefits

DCCC Chair Representative Steve Israel released the following statement regarding the expiration of unemployment benefits for 1.3 million Americans this weekend.

“Republicans in Congress have failed this country on so many fronts – failing to create jobs, failing to focus on the right priorities, failing to strengthen the middle class – and this weekend, 1.3 million Americans who are looking for work will personally pay the price for Republicans’ failure to extend unemployment insurance. The difference between Republicans and Democrats is stark; Democrats will continue to stand with hardworking families who are trying to create a better life, whether it’s helping them through tough times with unemployment insurance, working to increase the minimum wage or investing in a good education for their children.”