Because Congress failed to act to renew the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, 1.3 million American have been prematurely cut off from unemployment benefits since Dec. 28. If Congress does not take action, millions more Americans will suffer and will struggle to pay for basic needs as they continue to search for work.
Last month, the White House issued a report highlighting the economic consequences of failing to extend EUC in 2014. In the chart below, see how the loss of these benefits will hit more and more Americans over the course of this year:
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