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Posted on Thu, Jul 22, 2010 : 12:29 p.m.

Unemployment benefits extension bill may become law today

By Ann Dwyer


Protests have popped up across the country after many Americans lost their unemployment benefits. They may soon receive benefits again, including retroactive payments.

Photo by Flickr user aflcio is reporting that U.S. House of Representatives will send the unemployment extension bill to President Obama today. The bill would reinstate the unemployment benefits of more than 2.3 million people.

As stated in the article: "The Senate passed the measure yesterday evening after weeks-long partisan wrangling between Republicans, who wanted the cost of the bill offset, and Democrats, who considered the measure emergency spending not subject to pay-go rules. The bill will add about $33 billion to the federal deficit."

Click here to read about the bill and important changes within it.


Marshall Applewhite

Thu, Jul 22, 2010 : 4:41 p.m.

It's interesting that they've decided to extend benefits just past the Nov. elections. I wonder if election uncertainties were the driving force for this....


Thu, Jul 22, 2010 : 12:28 p.m.

Thank goodness I have cursed the Dems and Obama since day one but I now am finally seeing something good from them. I still think Obama was a bad choice for the country due to all the controversies surrounding him but I also feel McClain would have been jst as bad and probably not have helped in this issue. Can we Americans please get a decent choice for office where is the crazy little guy Ross Perot? :) Self made billionaire imagine what he would do for our economy! Or how about Bill Gates? Make America the monopoly we used to be!! Or Donald Trump YOUR FIRED to all the overpaid BSers in Senate and House! Just an average Joes opinion!