WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans blocked legislation Tuesday that would have given an extra three months of jobless benefits for all unemployed Americans, but congressional Democrats plan to bring the bill back by attaching it to an.
The Congressional Budget Office estimated that if the House bill became law, about 3.2 million Americans would collect $11.7 billion in extended unemployment benefits over the life of the extension.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Unemployed? GOP says Too Bad
Remember a couple of weeks ago when the House passed legislation that would extend unemploynment benefits for an additional 13 weeks? The Republicans in the Senate just said go to hell. If you are unemployed then pound sand.