Senate Advances Bill Extending Longterm Jobless Aid

Senate Advances Bill Extending Longterm Jobless Aid
(Washington, DC) -- The U.S. Senate is voting Monday on an unemployment-benefit extension. A bipartisan bill cleared a key procedural hurdle and set the stage for final debate. The measure extends jobless benefits for several months for roughly two-million Americans. Longterm aid expired in late December. The White House strongly supports the Senate measure but Republican leaders in the House have already said they are not interested in scheduling a vote on the bill.