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Extended Unemployment Compensation (EUC) passes Senate

By staff |
April 10, 2014
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Washington, DC - Legislation to extend unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless passed the Senate, April 7. Nearly 3 million workers have gone without unemployment insurance since Congress failed to extend benefits last December.

The bill now moves to the House where it faces opposition from Republicans. House Republican leader Jon Boehner says he considers the extension “unworkable.” Many House Republicans blame the jobless for high unemployment rates.

The Democratic Party leadership gave Republicans the power to veto an extension of unemployment benefits when they refused to include the measure in last year’s budget compromise.