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Unemployment Extension Cause Has Invisible Lobby | K Street Files

Unemployment extension lobbyists aren't as visible — even though 3 million are affected. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Walk through the Capitol South Metro station and you’ll pass SoftBank ads that festoon the walls — but you won't see a campaign for the 3 million people hoping Congress will pass an unemployment insurance extension.  

Business groups and most big-money lobbies that typically place such advertising to influence the people working in the Capitol either oppose extending jobless benefits, or they won’t take a position.