Bunning Kills UI Extension for an Eleventh Time
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) just took to the chamber floor asking for unanimous consent to pass a temporary extension of unemployment insurance, COBRA benefits and a handful of additional funding provisions that expired yesterday.
You already know the outcome.
Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) continued his one-man blockade of the legislation, insisting that Democratic leaders come up with the $10 billion the proposal is estimated to cost.
“The debt that we have arrived at,” Bunning said, “it’s unsustainable.”
It marks the eleventh time since in less than a week that Bunning has blocked the bill.