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Measure To Extend Unemployment Benefits Clears Hurdle

WTVO/WQRF - The first step to extend unemployment benefits is cleared.

WTVO/WQRF - The first step to extend unemployment benefits is cleared.

60 Senators voted in favor of moving ahead with debate on the measure.  60 is the minimum numbers of Senators required to move the bill forward.

It's a $6.4 billion plan to extend unemployment insurance benefits to eligible workers for another three months.  Those benefits expired last month.

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