Bill Extending Unemployment Benefits Signed into Law

Libby Casey, APRN – Anchorage

Representative Don Young was one of yesterday’s “yes” votes on extending unemployment benefits. He was one of 31 Republicans to support the bill.

All but 10 Democrats voted for it.  The final vote was 272 to 152. President Obama signed the extension into law yesterday right after the House vote.

In the Senate, Lisa Murkowski was a “no” vote.

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