Senator Sandra Bolden Cunningham, D-Hudson, speaks about a bill before the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

19 Jul: Cunningham Resolution Urging Congress To Extend Unemployment Benefits Clears Senate Committee

TRENTON – A resolution sponsored by Senator Sandra Bolden Cunningham, which would memorialize Congress to enact legislation to extend the 100% federal funding for emergency, extended and weekly unemployment insurance benefits to laid off workers, was approved today by the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

“This legislation is about urging Congress to act on legislation that would help to keep New Jersey’s families afloat in these tough economic times,” said Senator Cunningham, D-Hudson. “While we wait, and hope for these benefits to be reinstated, roughly 38,000 New Jerseyans have lost their benefits. We just came through a difficult budget process – one where real sacrifices had to be made. New Jerseyans cannot be called upon to undergo anymore cuts in necessary services.”