Senate curbs debate on extending U.S. jobless aid

Posted: January 8, 2014 at 5:29 a.m.

President Barack Obama waits to speak Tuesday at the White House after an introduction by Katherine Hackett of Moodus, Conn., who wrote to the president about her dependence on unemployment benefits while trying to find a job. Obama praised her “strength and dignity.”

The U.S. Senate voted 60-37 Tuesday to limit debate on legislation to temporarily resume federal unemployment benefits for people unemployed for longer than 6½ months.

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