WASHINGTON (AP) -- Because of the tight job market, the White House says President George W. Bush would sign legislation pending in Congress to further extend unemployment benefits.
The Senate this week is expected to take up a bill already passed by the House that would extend unemployment insurance for those whose benefits have run out.
The Senate vote could occur as early as Thursday evening and would require support from 60 senators to pass.
White House press secretary Dana Perino says Bush is "always concerned" when people lose their jobs and is eager to help ease their economic situations.
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