Blue ribbons worn in support of a renewal of jobless benefits

Blue ribbbons are being worn Tuesday night by lawmakers and guests of the State of the Union address by those who support a renewa of federal unemployment benefits. 

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The ribbons are likely to be seen all around the House chamber, worn by lawmakers and more than a dozen people in attendance who have been out of work for more than six months and are guests of several Democrats. 

The jobless program, which provided checks to those who had exhausted their 26 weeks of unemployment insurance, expired Dec. 28 and left 1.3 million without a weekly check as they look for work.

Democrats argue that there are now 1.6 million affected by the expiration.

Still, the Senate, which has the most momentum on the issue, has delayed anymore votes until a bipartisan compromise emerges.