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Unemployment, Healthcare on US Congress Agenda

The U.S. Congress returns to work this week after a holiday break. Lawmakers have a list of potentially contentious issues to consider in an election year that will determine control of the Senate and House of Representatives. One of the first items is the extension of emergency payments to long-term unemployed workers, which is up for a vote Monday in the Democrat-controlled Senate. But the extension must also pass the Republican-controlled House. There is little interest among...

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