The unemployment extension that expired a week ago won a key Senate vote on Tuesday. Source: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
The U.S. Senate passed the unemployment extension, which affects 1.3 million Americans, with a vote of 60 to 37. The Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) has been the subject of debate between Republicans and Democrats. Democrats wanted to extend the EUC, but Republicans argued agasint extending a program that cost $25 billion a year, reports the Detroit Free Press.
“Extending unemployment benefits will provide relief for now, but this is just another short-term fix,” Terri Lynn Land, who may be the Democratic party’s nominee for U.S. Senate, told the Detroit Free Press. Read