U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on passage of a bipartisan compromise to restore emergency unemployment insurance benefits for more than 2 million long-term unemployed Americans today, including as many as 20,000 Virginians, according to some estimates:
"Today, the Senate came together to help the nation's most vulnerable by reaching a bipartisan compromise to restore emergency unemployment benefits for more than 2 million long-term unemployed Americans -- including as many as 20,000 Virginians. Supporting Americans as they search for work is not only the right thing to do; it strengthens our economy and creates jobs. I applaud my colleagues for coming together on this important issue and hope this spirit of bipartisanship prevails as we continue to do all we can to help these Americans get back to work."