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Sheila Jackson Lee Demands Unemployment Benefits for Employees Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Sun, Dec 15, 2013, 07:34 PM

U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D.-Tx.) contends that unemployment benefits should benefit everyone including the currently employed.

According to the Houston Chronicle, "In her fervor to save unemployment benefits for out-of-work Americans, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee apparently got a bit tongue-tied. The Houston Democrat called upon her fellow Congress members to extend jobless benefits for people with jobs."

Jackson Lee is quoted as saying that, "Let us vote to provide unemployment insurance to working men and women so that faces across America will not have to tear of desperation on their faces."

As reported by the Houston Chronicle, "Jackson Lee's comment came on the eve of Congress leaving town for the holidays without addressing the impending end of emergency unemployment benefits. On Monday, Jackson Lee said she plans to introduce legislation to both call Congress back to Washington and to extend emergency unemployment compensation until Jan. 1, 2015."

Jackson Lee added, "I do not want to leave to anyon'es imagination that this is not a crisis issue."

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written by Cindy K , December 16, 2013

Ms. Lee-
Please please please do not allow EUC/EB to be cut !! As a hazard working divorced Mom of 3- working on Wall Street for 20 plus yrs., before being cut 11/2012, searching 15 hours a day, all benefits going to crazy high rents , please do not let them cut us off - as if we do not want to work :(
Cindy K

written by andy , December 28, 2013

She proves that even the mentally handicap can be sucessful in this country.

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