ABI Signs Onto Letter Opposing UI Provisions in Violence Against Women Act

April 23, 2021

ABI, along with a number of similar organizations, added our name to a letter that was sent to Congressional leaders earlier this week opposing unemployment insurance (UI) expansion provisions in H.R. 1620, which is the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2021. The provisions would impose a federal mandate inconsistent with state law with respect to unemployment insurance. Benefits would be charged to employers even when the reason for unemployment was not in connection with the workplace, not due to anything the employer did, and did not arise in the course of employment. It would also implement additional unfunded federal mandates. The bill passed the House on March 17 and is now before the Senate. ABI will continue to monitor the progress of this legislation.