Gloria to State EDD: Do Better for Californians

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Gloria Presses State Unemployment Officials at Budget Hearing, Urges Swift Action to Address Delays and Deficiencies

SACRAMENTO, CA – With Californians continuing to experience significant delays and inefficiencies in receiving unemployment benefits from the State’s Employee Development Department (EDD), California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) joined Assembly Budget Subcommittee #4 on State Administration today to get answers from state unemployment officials.

Today, I impressed on EDD that they must do better for Californians. We are two months into this pandemic and hundreds of my constituents have yet to receive unemployment benefits. It’s unacceptable,” said Assemblymember Todd Gloria. “I will continue to monitor EDD’s progress to ensure Californians receive the unemployment assistance they need and deserve.”  

To date, nearly five million Californians have filed unemployment claims as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Approximately $17 billion in unemployment assistance has been distributed so far.

Video of Assemblymember Gloria’s questions and comments can be found here.