full article: http://chicagobreakingbusiness.com/2010/11/jobless-benefits-expire-for-800k-at-midnight.html
A Democrat-sponsored bill to extend unemployment benefits by one year was introduced in the Senate Monday, but it is likely to face stiff opposition from Republicans. The bill’s sponsor, Senator Max Baucus, D-Mont., said in a statement that the proposed legislation would reauthorize benefits for nearly 800,000 out-of-work Americans who are about to exhaust their benefits next week.
It would also extend benefits for 2 million more Americans facing the same fate at the end of the year, he said.
“Unemployment benefits are the only lifeline many workers in Montana and across the nation have left in this tough economy,“ said Baucus. “These benefits help millions of Americans put food on the table and roofs over their heads — pumping money into our economy and helping to create jobs.“
(ALM: Ashley Murphy)