From the House Ways and Means Committee Democrats:
"Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) and Human Resources Subcommittee Ranking Member Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) today released a report (PDF) prepared by the committee's Democratic staff detailing the importance of continuing federal unemployment insurance."
The report's conclusion?
"While federally-funded extended unemployment benefits have been significantly reduced over the last year, these benefits remain a critical support for Americans struggling to find work in a difficult economy. If Congress fails to act quickly, over two million workers will immediately lose this vital assistance a few days after Christmas. This would deal a devastating blow to already hard-hit families still looking for work as well as undercut the nation's economic recovery. Congress must act promptly to continue this economic lifeline."