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Posted: Thursday, 26 December 2013 8:05AM

Unemployment Benefits Set to Expire for 1.3 Million Americans



glegorly/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- More than a million Americans who have been unemployed for six months will see their paychecks from the government come to a halt this weekend.

With Congress home for the holidays, benefits for the long-term unemployed are set to expire on Saturday.

In a conference call this week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi accused Republicans of not caring about the impact on families.

The GOP may well back a retroactive extension of employment benefits when Congress returns next month, but Republicans demand offsets -- cuts elsewhere in the budget.

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