Relief for the Jobless on The Way? Senate to Vote on Extending Unemployment Benefits

Senate Democrats today will make their fifth attempt at extending unemployment benefits within minutes of swearing in West Virginia's new senator, Carte Goodwin. The benefits package, which has been stalled by procedural hurdles for weeks, is likely to pass with the support of Goodwin -- who is temporarily replacing the late Sen. Robert Byrd -- and two moderate Republicans, Maine Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe. Republicans and Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., oppose the measure because of its...Full Story
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