“Earlier this week, Congress reached a budget agreement that will keep our most vulnerable from falling over the "human cliff." Included in this agreement was an extension of the Emergency Unemployment Insurance program, which is a bridge over troubled waters for the millions of Americans relying on unemployment insurance while they continue to search for work. While this is an accomplishment, more remains to be done.
"With 12.2 million Americans still unemployed, with the long term unemployment rate at near record levels, and with African American unemployment rate increased to 14 percent, we must accelerate job creation for the millions who trying to get back to work. Job creation leads to deficit reduction, and is necessary for a full economic recovery.
“In the 113th, Congress must commit to work together and with President Obama to continue our progress towards restoring the American Dream for all."
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