07/22/2010 // Washington, D.C., US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
Washington – A measure to restore unemployment benefits for millions of out of work Americans has passed in the Senate. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the Senate passed the measure 59-39 on Wednesday.
President Barack Obama, who promised a quick signing of the bill following the House’s final vote Thursday, is quoted by the AP as stating of its passage Wednesday, “Americans who are working day and night to get back on their feet and support their families in these tough economic times deserve more than obstruction and partisan game-playing.”
As noted in the report, only one Democrat opposed the legislation and only two Republicans supported the measure. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is quoted as stating, “Extending unemployment insurance isn’t just the right thing to do. It’s also the smart thing to do for our economy.”
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