Unemployment benefits bill headed to House

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
The outlook remains cloudy, though, for legislation that took three months to move through the Senate before it passed Monday, 59-38.

If renewed, the aid would total about $256 weekly, and in most cases go to men and women who have been off the job for longer than six months.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Election-year legislation to resume long-term jobless benefits is headed to the House, where a small band of dissident Republicans wants Speaker John Boehner to permit a vote on resuming aid to more than 2 million victims of the Great Recession.

The outlook remains cloudy, though, for legislation that took three months to move through the Senate before it passed Monday, 59-38.

The White House-backed measure would retroactively restore benefits that were cut off in late December, and maintain them through the end of May. As many as 2.3 million jobless workers have been denied assistance since the law expired.

If renewed, the aid would total about $256 weekly, and in most cases go to men and women who have been off the job for longer than six months.

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