Friday, December 18, 2009

US Senate Will Pass Unemployment Extension With Cloture... Again.

Early Friday morning (around 1:30am) the Senate passed a cloture vote 63-33 to limit debate on the Defense Department spending bill, which has attached to it unemployment benefits extensions in the form of unemployment insurance and health insurance benefits. The Senate is scheduled to vote on the bill Saturday morning at 7:30am. This should ensure that the unemployment benefits extension deadline glitch is fixed, coupled with a short two-month extension for vital programs before Congress leaves for the year (assuming President Obama signs the bill into law in short order, for which there is no reason to suspect he will not).

This legislation is as good as passed and for those who find themselves unemployed, this news is welcomed and appreciated.  More information will be posted after the final passage. 
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