NELP: Don't Push Jobless Americans Off The Cliff
NELP's latest report warns that 3 million jobless Americans will lose unemployment insurance in early 2013 if Congress fails to renew federal benefits: 2 million at the end of December, and another 1 million by the end of March.
"Congress has many important and pressing issues facing it during the lame-duck session. But Members must remember that protecting the unemployed is a non-negotiable responsibility, and to that end, they must ensure the renewal of the EUC program, and authorize a modest but effective investment in reemployment services for unemployed workers. Together, these actions will go a long way to aid the unemployed in returning to work and ensure a strong and broad-based economic recovery."