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Sheila Jackson Lee calls for unemployment benefits to 'working men and women'

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While speaking on the floor of the House, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, called for unemployment benefits to be distributed to “working men and women,” The Blaze reported Saturday.

"Let us vote to provide for unemployment insurance for working men and women so that faces across America will not the tear of desperation on their face," she said.

"We cannot allow this to happen this season of joy and giving," she added after saying that people are suffering.

Jackson Lee, The Blaze said, justified her call to give people with jobs unemployment benefits by observing that Time magazine named Pope Francis "Man of the Year."

"So we can’t be only about our self in this holiday season, particularly as we recognize that the Pope being made man of the year has spoken to the world eloquently about this whole issue of the vulnerable," she said.

There's only one small hitch in Jackson Lee's call, however.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, the legislation she referenced will not provide unemployment benefits to people with jobs.

"This is the same woman who thought it was wonderful when the U.S. astronauts planted their flag… on Mars," said a post at Mr. Conservative.

This is also the same person who was once dubbed the "Congressional boss from Hell."

In July, the Congressional Black Caucus recommended her to head the Department of Homeland Defense, and more recently, she claimed the millions of insurance cancellation notices being sent out as a result of Obamacare are lies.



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