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U.S. Senate Set To Extend Jobless Benefits

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote Tuesday to extend unemployment benefits to millions of out-of-work Americans until the end of November.

Republicans, including Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts, have opposed adding the $34 billion cost to the deficit and have successfully blocked the extension since June. But with the scheduled appointment of Democrat Carte Goodwin to replace the late Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, Senate Democrats expect to have enough votes to overcome a Republican filibuster.

We check in with WBUR’s Curt Nickisch to see how the vote affects Massachusetts workers.

Guest:

  • Curt Nickisch, business and technology reporter for WBUR
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  • http://RadioBoston Gregory Pinkham

    My benifits ran out in the beginning of June.I have a million resumes out been on a bunch of interviews and have gotten no bites.I have had a steady 25 year work history and have supported all for everything else and need mine now .Where do some of the people I see on the news fighting this get the info and the nerve to deny me.I am at wits end here all I had is gone.Cant get health care owe medical bills and every other kind of bill.I need something here.

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