In surprise, unemployment benefits advance Staff
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.