Rep. Lee: We Must Provide Relief to 99ers

Posted on January 28, 2011 by


Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Congresswoman Barbara Lee will soon be reintroducing legislation to provide an additional fourteen weeks of unemployment compensation for individuals who have exhausted their benefits. On January 25, 2011, she released a statement following President Barack Obama´s State of the Union address to Congress.

President Obama addressed the critical issues facing our nation by focusing on creating jobs, continuing to rebuild the economy and forging a clear path out of the economic disaster inherited two years ago.

We need to create opportunity for all, strengthen our middle class, and lift up the over 43.5 million Americans living in poverty. Direct investments in education, infrastructure, health care and clean energy will be key in these efforts. And of course we must do more to address the causes of chronic unemployment and provide much needed relief to the so called 99ers.

The entire statement can be found at her official website.