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Space to U.S. Senate: Finish the Work of the American People

Press Release

Location: Washington, DC

Immediately after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to extend critical unemployment relief to many Americans who are struggling to find employment, U.S. Rep. Zack Space (OH-18) called on the Senate to return to Washington, DC and finish the work of the American people.

"Many of my constituents have been personally devastated by this recession," Space said. "To allow these much-needed benefits to lapse would be absolutely unconscionable. We cannot allow our neighbors who are desperately seeking employment to go hungry and spend even a single day without a way to provide for their families. The U.S. Senate has a responsibility to finish the job and take swift action on this legislation."

Space is encouraging those in extreme need to contact his office at (330) 364-4300 to obtain guidance as to local agencies, organizations, and food banks who may be able to provide assistance during this lapse in benefits.

The House earlier today passed H.R. 4213, the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act, which provides $40 million in emergency relief to those who are looking for work. Without Senate action, these benefits will expire effective Tuesday, June 1. The U.S. Senate left Washington, DC last night to return to their home states without acting on this legislation.

Congressman Space has represented Ohio's 18th Congressional District since 2007. He has been working to restore integrity to the office and to create the conditions to bring new industry and jobs to Ohio. Recently, Congressman Space launched FIGHTING TO RENEW OHIO, the second phase of his plan to provide long-term economic growth in Ohio's 18th Congressional District.

More information on FIGHTING TO RENEW OHIO is available at http://space.house.gov/RENEW.

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