Sen. Charles E. Schumer (right), accompanied by (from left) Sens. Bernard Sanders, Tom Harkin and Chris Coons, gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, about the possibility of Americans abruptly losing their jobless benefits at the end of the year. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Photo by: Jacquelyn Martin

Sen. Charles E. Schumer (right), accompanied by (from left) Sens. Bernard Sanders, Tom Harkin and Chris Coons, gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, about the possibility of Americans abruptly losing their jobless benefits at the end of the year. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)