Michigan Rep Reacts: Today Jobless Bill Passes Test Vote in U.S. Senate
Congressional lawmakers are considering legislation that would extend emergency unemployment benefits for about 1.3 million who recently lost them. Backing the effort is Michigan Democrat U.S. Representative Dan Kildee. He says with recent low temperatures the lapse of these benefits may mean the difference between putting food on the table and paying the heating bill for thousands of Michigan families. He says "that's cruel and wrong" and he says "as a country we are better than that." Today the U.S. Senate decided to schedule a vote on the proposal and he says the U.S. House should do the same.