In surprise, unemployment benefits advance

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jan 07, 2014 12:53 PM
In a surprise, several Senate Republicans on Tuesday morning joined with Democrats to break the filibuster of a bill to extend unemployment benefits for three months. By 60-37, Senate Democrats secured the votes needed to advance the bill to a decision on final passage expected to occur later this week — though the measure will likely stall in the Republican-controlled House unless there’s a deal to pay for the $6.5 billion cost.