Congress Reauthorizes Unemployment, Flood Benefits

Law360, New York (April 16, 2010, 2:19 PM EDT) -- Congress has acted to approve another short-term authorization measure extending national flood and unemployment insurance and benefits, following a series of delays that allowed the programs to lapse during the first weeks of April.

The U.S. Senate voted 59-38 Thursday to approve H.R. 4851, the Continuing Extension Act of 2010, which was signed into law later that night by President Barack Obama.

The bill will extend federal unemployment benefits through June 2, premium assistance for health insurance continuation benefits under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act...
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