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Obama signs jobless benefits bill for 2.5M people

07-23-2010 08:28 BJT Special Report:2010 US Midterm Elections |

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U.S. President Barack Obama has signed into law the unemployment benefits extension bill, which will give millions of Americans who have been out of work for six months or more eligible for extended federal assistance.

The bill was approved by the House of Representatives on Thursday afternoon after clearing the Senate on Wednesday. This ended a seven-week impasse. The 34 billion dollar bill will restore benefits to millions of unemployed Americans who stopped receiving checks when the emergency program expired on June 2nd. Those who are eligible will be able to claim 300 US dollars a week for up to 99 weeks.

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