Unable to deliver more stimulus spending for President Barack Obama, Democrats in Congress are trying at least to restore jobless benefits for 1.3 million laid-off workers.
Democrats in both the House and Senate planned to vote on bills today that would extend unemployment benefits through the end of November for people who have been laid off for long stretches. House Democrats postponed a vote scheduled for Wednesday. Democratic leaders were hoping to pass the extension before Congress goes on a weeklong July Fourth recess.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Avon, Ohio, said Congress shouldn't adjourn for the July 4 holiday weekend without passing an extension of unemployment insurance.
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