Senate Advances Temporary Unemployment Extension Bill

Author:Ms Ilyse Schuman
Profession:Littler Mendelson
 
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The temporary emergency unemployment compensation extension bill cleared a procedural hurdle in the Senate on Tuesday when the chamber voted 60-37 to limit debate on the measure. Six Republicans joined all Senate Democrats in voting to advance the bipartisan Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act (S. 1845). Introduced by Sens. Jack Reed (D-RI) and Dean Heller (R-NV), this bill would provide a three-month extension of the emergency unemployment insurance program through March 2014, and make the payment of UI benefits...

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