- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 12, 2008

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House has passed an extension of jobless benefits for all unemployed Americans.

The bill’s future is uncertain, however, because of a White House veto threat. The House passed the bill by a 274-137 margin, one day after failing to get a veto-proof margin from the chamber’s Democrats and Republicans.

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The bill would extend the average $300-a-week unemployment benefit check by 13 weeks for all Americans. Job seekers in high unemployment states like Rhode Island would get an extra 13 weeks on top of that.



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