Senate Democrats

Reid: Democrats Continue To Stand With Out-Of-Work Nevadans

Washington, DCNevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement this evening after the Senate voted to extend unemployment insurance benefits:   “Thousands of Nevadans and millions of Americans rely on unemployment benefits to support their families during these economic times.  Families are struggling and now more than ever they need all the assistance they can get.  That is why it was important for us to extend these benefits. We will continue to work toward a long-term extension of these benefits to ensure that middle-class Americans will have the economic certainty that they need to make ends meet.   “I was encouraged to see some of my Republican colleagues join us in extending these benefits, but I am disappointed that so many more voted to continue blocking this much-needed measure.  It is beyond reason why the same Republicans who gave tax breaks to Wall Street bankers who played Russian roulette with the economy and rich CEOs who shipped your jobs overseas now want to block assistance to unemployed Americans.  Senate Democrats remain committed to supporting Americans still looking for work, passing job-creating measures and strengthening our economy.”