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"Calls to extend unemployment insurance have fallen on deaf ears in the
Lujan has been a strong voice on this issue, calling on House Republicans stop ignoring this important issue. Last week, he joined 160 other Democrats on a letter to Speaker Boehner (http://www.lujan.house.gov/press-releases/lujan-and-160-members-of-congress-call-for-a-vote-to-help-jobless-veterans/) highlighting the fact that approximately 200,000 veterans are among the 2 million Americans who have lost unemployment insurance. Currently, more than 9,700 New Mexicans have lost these benefits that help families make ends meet during difficult economic times while they actively look for work.
House Republicans have blocked multiple efforts by Democrats to bring up legislation to extend the program on the House floor. Last month, a measure to extend the program came one vote short of the 60 votes necessary to move legislation forward in the
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