Senate Democrats

Reid: Republicans Blocking Critical Support For Nevadans

 Washington, DCNevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement this evening after Republicans blocked an extension of unemployment benefits for out-of-work Americans:    “Thousands of Nevadans and millions of Americans depend on the critical assistance provided by unemployment insurance and COBRA health benefits.  That’s why it is extremely disappointing Republicans would not agree to a short-term extension of these benefits this evening.  Senate Democrats will continue to ask for consent to extend these benefits because we know that families are struggling in Nevada and across the nation.    “In addition, we will continue to work toward a long-term extension of these benefits to ensure that Americans have the economic certainty they need to support their families. It is our hope Republicans will realize the damage they are causing and stop standing in the way of this much-need assistance for out-of-work Americans.”