Congressman Tim Ryan Rails Against Ohio Republican Cuts to Unemployment Insurance

Nov 25, 2015 Issues: Helping Working Families

Warren, Ohio – Congressman Tim Ryan made the following statement in response to Republican-led Ohio House Bill 394, which fast-tracks cuts to unemployment compensation.

Just hours before Thanksgiving, Ohio Republicans have callously moved to slash unemployment insurance for those who need it the most in our state. These are members of our family, friends and neighbors who lost their jobs through no fault of their own and paid into their unemployment insurance every month – yet Ohio Republicans don’t believe they are entitled to their earned benefits.  As people around the state gather together with friends and family, we should be giving them reasons to be thankful, not adding to their list of worries and frustrations during this holiday season. I call upon the Ohio Republicans to overturn this heartless policy.