Rep. Danny Davis (D., Ill.) appeared on the House floor Tuesday to proclaim that he voted for the fiscal cliff deal bill to ensure that unemployment checks will reach his constituents.
DANNY DAVIS: Do you know that 320,000 people in our state rely upon unemployment insurance benefits last year? I do not know how I could face those individuals with no hope, no possibility, no idea that they are going to have a check in the mail. When I go to church on Sunday, I know I will see people with the assurance that pretty soon an unemployment check is in the mail. That is one of the reasons that, yes, i will vote for this bill.