Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada's Third District released the following statement today after she voted in support of extending unemployment benefits.
"By passing this important extension of unemployment benefits we are providing help for nearly 31,000 Nevadans who have exhausted their benefits while Republicans stood in the way. With Nevadans facing record unemployment, it is critical that we provide them with support while we work to turn our economy around and create new jobs in our community. These critical benefits will help families put food on the table or make a mortgage payment. By sending this legislation to the President for his signature, we are telling our family members, friends, and neighbors who have fallen victim to the deepest recession in a generation that we are standing up and fighting for them during these tough economic times."