Senate Democrats

Reid Statement On Republican Objection To Extending Unemployment Insurance

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after Senate Republicans blocked Democrats’ efforts to extend unemployment insurance:

“Senate Democrats are deeply concerned with the continued rise in unemployment – which is now at a 23-year high in Nevada and a seven-year high nationally – and the fact that unemployed workers will be exhausting their benefits over the next few weeks.  We hope that our Republican colleagues will allow the Senate to move this legislation forward and extend unemployment compensation benefits before we recess.”