Unemployment Benefits Expire After Extension Bid Fails in Senate

Federal unemployment benefits for millions of out-of-work Americans expired at midnight after Congress failed Tuesday to pass an extension for another year. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., took to the Senate floor Tuesday night to urge his colleagues to extend the benefits, but to no avail. "Now it is time to govern. Now it is time to act. Now it is time to do what we have always done in a situation like this – to pass a promptly and timely extension of unemployment insurance benefits," Reed said. ...Full Story
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