|Obama pushes House to pass jobless benefits bill|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is urging the House to embrace a Senate-passed measure to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed.
Obama says the Senate acted in a bipartisan way on Monday by voting to reinstate emergency unemployment insurance for 2.3 million Americans.
In a statement, Obama says Washington must put politics aside to help people make ends meet. He says every week Congress fails to act, about 70,000 long-term unemployed Americans lose benefits.
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