GOP Tries To Reign In Spending On Jobless Benefits
By: Andrea Seabrook
December 14, 2011
One of the year-end fights going on in Congress is about unemployment insurance. Democrats want to extend benefits for people who have been out of work for a long time. Republicans say it's time to change the program and lower its cost. The Labor Department estimates that if Congress doesn't act soon, some 2.5 million people could stop receiving checks by March.
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