"Unemployment compensation -- today is a big day in America. Only 36,000 people lost their jobs today, which is really good. Unemployment rate around America has not changed. Prognosticators thought it would go up; it has not.
So, we need to extend -- there are about 15 million people in America out of work. These extended unemployment benefits will help millions of those people."– senate majority leader harry reid, (d-nv)