Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) voted against H.J. Res. 59, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, for failing to extend unemployment insurance for long-term unemployed Americans. Earlier this week, Rep. Chu joined 165 other House Democrats in a letter calling on Speaker Boehner to keep the House in session until an extension can be passed. Congresswoman Chu released the following statement:
"I cannot support a budget that leaves 1.3 million Americans in the cold this holiday season. Those who have struggled for months-on-end to find work will see their benefits run out on December 28th. The majority made exceptions for special interests, but refused to protect vulnerable Americans."
The full text of the letter to Speaker Boehner can be found here.
H.J. Res 59 passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 332 to 94.
Only available in PDF format, please see source to view document.