CHICAGO – December 22, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today released the following statement praising a deal reached by Congress to extend unemployment benefits.
”I would like to commend Congress for reaching an agreement to extend unemployment benefits. This will ensure that individuals who are looking for work will continue to receive the benefits they need.
”I thank President Obama for his strong leadership to reach a bi-partisan agreement that has put working families of the United States, and working families here in Illinois first. I urge members of the House to pass this bill swiftly.”