House Republicans argued for a one year extension of unemployment benefits in an attempt to distract the American people from becoming aware of their real motives -- to reduce the maximum duration a person is able to apply for benefits from 99 to 59 weeks, and force states to decide if people applying for unemployment insurance should attend GED classes and undergo drug testing.
Republicans paint a distorted picture that the millions of Americans currently unemployed are all uneducated drug users... A true picture looks like this.
When Congress reconvenes this month, a bipartisan conference committee will meet to discuss a year-long solution to extend these vital resources before the temporary fix expires. It is imperative that we once again let Republicans know that we will not sit quietly while they try to play politics with the American people's livelihood.
That's where you come in. Share your story about unemployment. Tell us about the stress, struggle and ambition you, a family member or a friend experiences every day so we can show the Republicans the real "Faces of the Unemployed".