Fighting for Florida

My Vote On The Unemployment Insurance Bill

People in this country are hurting – and they expect solutions from their leaders that get Americans back to work and lift them from poverty, not measures that only cover the symptoms of joblessness. This proposal does nothing to address the problem at the source of long-term unemployment, which is why I could not support it. Instead of focusing on incentivizing work, creating jobs, or reducing job-killing regulations, this proposal relies on short-term budget gimmicks to postpone the debate another few months. We need transformative solutions that bring our economy into the 21st century. It’s why I have spent this year outlining a series of reforms that would bring millions of higher paying jobs into the American economy, along with the skills to do these jobs. These reforms included a wage enhancement to promote work, and a flex fund to provide states the flexibility to design reemployment programs that achieve results. I will continue fighting for these ideas because they are critical to people striving to achieve the American Dream.