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New Senator Helps Advance Jobless Benefits

Goodwin provides 60th vote to block GOP delay tactic

(Newser) - A bill to restore unemployment benefits to millions of Americans who have been out of work for more than 6 months has cleared a Senate hurdle. The 60-40 vote came moments after Carte Goodwin, a successor to West Virginia's Robert Byrd, was sworn in. Goodwin was the crucial 60th senator... More »

With New Senator In, Dems Give Jobless Aid New Vote

Carte Goodwin takes Robert Byrd's seat today

(Newser) - A Senate bill that would extend unemployment benefits for millions appears set to break free of a Republican filibuster today, just as soon as West Virginia Democrat Carte Goodwin claims the seat of the late Robert Byrd. After he is sworn in, two Republicans will be needed to vault the... More »

36-Year-Old Will Succeed Robert Byrd

Youngest senator Carte Goodwin replaces oldest senator

(Newser) - The US Senate seat occupied by Robert Byrd, who died last month , will be temporarily filled by a former aide to West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, USA Today reports. Carte Goodwin, 36, will occupy the seat until a special election for a successor to serve out Byrd's term, which ends... More »

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