By Vicki Needham - 01/28/14 09:07 PM EST
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.
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.