Bills to renew emergency unemployment insurance were introduced in both the Senate and House this week, reviving an effort that seemed all but dead last month when a Senate-passed deal expired without a vote in the House. Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Dean Heller, R-Nev., reintroduced on Tuesday a bill that would extend benefits for five months to those who have been unemployed for more than 26 weeks. Unlike the previous legislation that passed the Senate in April, the benefits would not be paid out retroactively, but individuals who had benefits would start with the same number of weeks remaining as when the previous extension expired at the end of December. Read Full Article
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