Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid today released the following statement after the Senate passed the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension bill by a vote of 59-38. The bill now heads to the House of Representatives.
“Since January, over $70 million has been drained from Nevada’s economy because emergency unemployment benefits have not been extended. This is senseless; and that is why I continued to push for this legislation so that we could renew this lifeline for people who lost their job by no fault of their own.
“I thank Senators Jack Reed and Dean Heller for their work on this important bill and for their efforts to get this help to struggling American families who are trying to put food on the table and keep a roof over their head. The House of Representatives must now act quickly to pass this bill.”