WASHINGTON – Millions of people stuck on the jobless rolls would receive an extension of unemployment benefits averaging $309 a week under a Senate bill that appears set to break free of a Republican filibuster.
Democrats have stripped the unemployment insurance measure down to the bare essentials for Tuesday's vote, which is a do-over of a tally taken late last month.
With West Virginia Democrat Carte Goodwin poised to claim the seat of the late Sen. Robert Byrd, two Republicans will be needed to push the measure over the filibuster hurdle. Maine GOP moderates Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins are expected to provide the key votes to create a filibuster-breaking tally on a key procedural test.
The measure is expected to pass later Tuesday. The House would take it up Wednesday and then send it to President Barack Obama for his signature.
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Ohh~And sweet~ your titled question~"Would restore benefits to about 2.5 million people, right thing to do? "
Better be careful, if Gertie catches your errors... Hrmmm~Where ohh where is Gertie to edit and critique your grammar? Of course~followed by the insulting your education level? Afterall, that is how she rolls, right? Liberal mocking and calls for fair and balanced only to be made a hypocritcal fool... Niiiiiiiiice
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