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Jobless Benefits Face Trouble in House

The Senate’s narrowly approved extension of unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless “would be very difficult to pass in the House,” Rep. Marsha Blackburn told Newsmax on Tuesday. “Conservatives are not in favor of passing it, certainly not without offsets,” the Tennessee Republican said in an exclusive interview. “We have to look at what size that offset would be.” Barely avoiding a filibuster by Republicans, the Democrat-controlled Senate voted 60-37 to restore for three months the emergency jobless benefits that expired Dec. 28 for 1.3 million Americans...Read More


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