Congressman Kim Calls for Extension of Unemployment Insurance Help as Coronavirus Crisis Continues

July 30, 2020
Press Release

Congressman Kim Calls for Extension of Unemployment Insurance Help as Coronavirus Crisis Continues

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) called on House and Senate leadership to come together and bring to the House floor a Coronavirus relief package that extends enhanced unemployment coverage for the more than 30 million Americans currently out of work due to the Coronavirus crisis.

“The American people are beyond tired of Washington politics constantly waiting until the last minute and constantly putting our nation on the brink of disaster,” said Congressman Kim. “Senators will not be the ones who feel the dire consequences of their failure, it is unfortunately millions of Americans who will have to pay the price. We in the House passed an extension for Unemployment Insurance over ten weeks ago so we could avoid putting families at risk. To Senate Republican leadership: do your job as if your life depended on it, because that is what millions of Americans face.”

In May, Congressman Kim voted to pass the Heroes Act, which would have delivered another round of direct stimulus payments to New Jersey taxpayers, and would have extended enhanced unemployment benefits through January 31st of 2021. The bill would also extend the 100 percent federal funding of Extended Unemployment Compensation through June 30th of 2021.

Information about Congressman Kim’s actions to contain the Coronavirus pandemic and address the ongoing economic impact can be found on his website by clicking here

Congressman Kim is a member of the bipartisan House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, where he serves as one of twelve members of the House tasked with conducting oversight over programs aimed at ending the Coronavirus pandemic and helping address the economic impact it’s having on the American people. Congressman Kim is also a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee on Small Business. More information about Congressman Kim can be found on his website by clicking here



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