Senate approves unemployment billNews added by ProWEB Media on July 21, 2010
Gary Linnell

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Joined: December 27, 2005

In a decision that broke the Republican filibuster, the Senate yesterday voted 60-40 to approve a $33 billion bill that would extend for three-months unemployment benefits for 2.5 million Americans.

The filibuster-breaking vote was made by Democrat Carte Goodwin, who was earlier sworn in as the Senator of West Virginia, a role which was previously held by the late Senator Robert Byrd.

The measure will now go to the House for a final vote, and on to the President for the signing of the bill.
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