The following article by Masao Suzuki is from Fight Back! News:
Almost a million lose benefits while layoffs continue and businesses refuse to hire the unemployed
San José, CA – On June 18, a Republican filibuster, aided by pro-war independent Joe Lieberman and Nebraska Democrat Ben Nelson, blocked an extension of federal unemployment benefits. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that more than 900,000 laid-off workers will have had their unemployment benefit checks cut off as of June 19.