Federal Money Flows Again Following Failed Filibuster

WASHINGTON (March 03, 2010)-Federal money will flow again to furloughed federal workers and those claiming extended jobless benefits now that President Barack Obama has signed a $10 billion stopgap bill.

Kentucky Republican Jim Bunning had been holding up action in an attempt to force Democrats to finance the $10 billion measure so that it wouldn't add to the deficit.

The Republican senator quit his fight Monday under heavy pressure after the cutoff of federal funding for road maintenance, more generous unemployment benefits and health insurance subsidies became effective.

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AP Reports contributed to this story



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