"The evidence is clear these benefits do not inhibit job seekers from vigorously looking for or accepting work," said Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, New York Democrat and chairwman of the committee. "Not only that, but the money that unemployed workers receive is plowed right back into the economy and thus can stimulate the economy and help it grow."
"Yet, nationwide there are only 50 beds to address the needs of those 100,000 victims. This is simply unacceptable. We have a moral obligation to help. These are America's daughters, granddaughters, sisters and nieces," she said.