U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill is a Democrat representing New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District.
She has co-sponsored a bill, the New Workers Act, that would enable workers collecting unemployment benefits to receive $180 a week even after finding a job.
The expansion of unemployment insurance during the darkest days of the pandemic was critical to keeping millions of families out of poverty and sustaining our economy. In order to help reopen businesses and speed up our economic recovery this summer, we must make sure we don’t disincentivize workers from returning to work. Our approach must support businesses looking to hire as they reopen, while also taking care of the workers who continue to face challenges to returning to work related to the pandemic.”