according to the Huffington Post.More than 2 million Americans would receive retroactive lump-sum payments of federal unemployment benefits under a Democrat-backed bill currently being considered by the Senate,
Congress let federal long-term unemployment insurance expire at the end of Decemeber after it had been in place since 2008.
A compromise bill in the Senate would reauthorize the benefits, which kick in for workers who use up six months of state compensation, but it would end benefits for individuals with gross incomes in the preceding year that exceeded $1 million, the Huffington Post reported.
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