Kennedy on Emergency Unemployment Compensation
Today, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, introduced legislation to temporarily extend unemployment compensation benefits for millions of Americans. Senator Kennedy issued the following statement:
"Our economy is in crisis and millions of Americans are struggling to find work. Too many hardworking people have been pounding the pavements looking for a job for more than six months while their bills skyrocket and their families suffer. They have spent years paying into our unemployment insurance system, yet the system is abandoning them when they need help the most. Congress should act now to strengthen this vital safety net, and I urge my colleagues to join me in extending unemployment benefits so we can help American families weather the current economic storm and get our economy back on track."
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