Departing Congress Fails to Extend Jobless Benefits

The House concludes its last session of the 107th Congress after passing legislation creating a new Homeland Security Department. But lawmakers fail to extend unemployment benefits that are due to expire three days after Christmas. NPR's David Welna reports.

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