Senate Again Lets Federal Insurance Plans Lapse

Law360, New York (March 29, 2010, 2:26 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate has failed to reach an agreement to temporarily extend authorization for national flood and unemployment insurance programs and benefits, leaving benefits and applicants in limbo until lawmakers return from the Easter recess on April 12.

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., led a small group of Senate Republicans last week in objecting to Democrats' attempts to open formal debate on H.R. 4851, the Continuing Extension Act, which would tack an extra 30 days onto nearly expired federal unemployment benefits, subsidies for Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation...
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