Extension of jobless benefits possible, House leader says

07/15/2009 | Reuters

"When it becomes necessary," the U.S. House of Representatives will consider extending unemployment benefits, said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. "It is appropriate to extend unemployment [benefits] when it runs out. We've done that in the past," Hoyer said. "My expectation would be we will do it ... when it becomes necessary."

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