Democrats to Push for Jobless Benefits One More Time

Democrats try to end a Republican filibuster and give jobless Americans some relief.


Democrats are going to take another stab at it and try to restore unemployment benefits to millions of unemployed Americans. Millions of people stuck on the jobless rolls would receive an extension of unemployment benefits averaging $309 a week under a Senate bill that will hopefully break the Republican filibuster, which is blocking the extension. Democrats have stripped the unemployment insurance measure down to the bare essentials for Tuesday's vote, which is a repeat of a vote taken late last month. Riddle me this -- if you pay into unemployment, shouldn't you be able to get your money back when you need it?  After this vote, hopefully unemployed Americans will be able to sleep as soundly as employed GOP members.

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