HANOVER, Md. (AP) — Maryland Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger is urging leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives to allow a vote to extend emergency unemployment insurance.

The Maryland Democrat is scheduled to join jobless state residents at an event in Hanover on Monday morning.

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Ruppersberger’s office says nearly 33,900 Maryland residents lost their unemployment benefits since the program’s expiration on Dec. 28. A five-month extension was passed by the U.S. Senate in April, but the House has not yet considered the extension.

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The event in Hanover marks the local launch of the national “Faces of the Unemployed” project to highlight the impact unemployment is having on families across the country.

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