Unemployment Benefits Extension Passed By House, Senate May Follow On Friday

The House of Representatives passed a temporary extension of unemployment benefits and subsidized health insurance for laid-off workers on Wednesday as part of a $636 defense spending bill. The Senate will likely pass its defense bill with the same extensions on Friday, according to a Senate Democratic aide.
Last week, state labor commissioners traveled to Washington to implore Congress to extend unemployment benefits and the 65-percent subsidy of COBRA health insurance.

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    ... they will stake out the White House, go ... five-month extension of jobless aid in the Senate ... a similar measure to restore unemployment ...
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    ... close, House Republicans now say it's just too late to pass an extension of unemployment benefits. ... try to move the stalled Senate ...
    03/29/2014 - 10:55 am | View Link
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  • House Republicans want provisions to pass unemployment benefits extension bill
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  • Senate leaders Urge House to Pass Unemployment Benefit Extension; EUC deal passes Senate but a Difficult Road is Ahead
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  • House GOP hopes to ignore Senate-passed unemployment insurance extension
    Speaker of the House John Boehner has long indicated that his caucus is unlikely to allow a vote on passing the extension ... Senate Democrats incorporated several of their ideas in its bill, including a ban on millionaires receiving benefits and ...
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  • Senate sends unemployment insurance extension to a divided House
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  • Senate passes unemployment benefits extension bill 59-38, now moves to House
    The Senate ... force House Democrats to vote for or abandon the unemployment benefits extension which is so important to the party. While other Republicans want to include the job-creation measure Boehner stresses, by adding the already House passed ...
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