Trenton Times/NJ.com Page 1 article on Smith initiative to roll back NJ DoL restrictions on helping jobless residents'Unemployment complaints from angry residents still pouring into N.J. congressional offices'
'If somebody’s hurting, the welcome mat is out. They call us after they have tried and tried and tried. All of us are last resorts. They already tried the system. The system failed them.' - Rep. Chris Smith
Eight months after a contentious conference call with Gov. Phil Murphy, members of the New Jersey congressional delegation say they’re still being forced to handle complaints from angry constituents about delayed or missing unemployment insurance payments.
Several lawmakers or their staff members acknowledged to NJ Advance Media that requests for help continue to pour into their offices, even as call volumes are down from last summer, when angry House Democrats brought their complaints directly to Murphy.