Sens. Reach Deal To Extend Unemployment Insurance

Law360, Los Angeles (March 13, 2014, 7:53 PM EDT) -- A group of 10 senators reached a bipartisan deal on Thursday to restore long-term unemployment benefits, which expired late last year, that would affect 2 million Americans who lost emergency unemployment insurance coverage, the senators said.

The group, led by Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., said the plan would retroactively extend the benefits, which are usually capped at 26 weeks, through May. The senators said they would have “more than enough votes” to advance the measure in the Senate, which has failed...
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