In December, Congress allowed unemployment insurance benefits to expire for 1.3 million workers who lost their jobs through no fault of their own. Now, each week that Congress fails to act, 72,000 more job seekers lose this crucial lifeline.
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It's important to get the word out that these benefits serve as a vital lifeline for millions of Americans. We've made incredible economic progress since the depths of the Great Recession, but now is not the time to pull the rug out from under hard working American families trying to get back on their feet. Not only do these benefits help those actively looking for work, they're also a boost for our economy overall.
For the millions of families at risk, and for our continuing economic recovery, extending this bipartisan measure is simply the right thing to do.