The Conversation: Is Congress Playing Politics With Unemployment Benefits?

More than 1.3 million unemployed workers won't be getting their next round of unemployment benefits, after Congress failed again to pass an extension bill Wednesday night. With Congress taking a Fourth of July recess, those hoping to get their benefits reinstated will have to wait until at least July 12th, when Congress comes back in session to pick up the issue. The main holdup is coming from Republicans, who have filibustered the bill three times. They say paying for the benefits by adding...Full Story
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