Senate Votes to Restore Unemployment Benefits

Published 04/07 2014 08:37PM

Updated 04/07 2014 08:38PM

The Senate passed a bill Monday to restore jobless benefits for more than 2 million long-term unemployed workers.

The extension would be through the end of May and include back payments of missed unemployment checks since December.

The bill may not make it through the House. Speaker John Boehner says he has concerns about the legislation.

Top Republicans want any deal for the jobless to include changes to the federal workforce training programs.

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