With millions of people unemployed, why did it take so long for Congress to approve an extension OF unemployment benefits?
On July 22, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that extends unemployment insurance for millions of Americans who have lost their jobs.
Congress, of course, is made up of the Senate and the House. Until both chambers agree, we can’t accomplish anything. That’s why it was so maddening that Senate Republicans held up the extension of benefits for seven weeks.