By PE Politics
on July 23, 2010 7:48 AM

As reported this morning by Jack Katzanek, the House on Thursday approved legislation to extend benefits for the nation’s jobless.

The 272-152 vote went mostly along party lines, with just 10 Democrats voting against the bill and 31 Republicans voting for it. Among those were Inland Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Palm Springs, whose eastern Riverside County district has been hit about as hard as anywhere in the country by the economic downturn.

“Out of concern for the unemployment level in our district, the congresswoman voted in favor of the measure despite the fact she wished there had been a more fiscally restrained approach,” said Frank Cullen, Bono Mack’s chief of staff.

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