Those benefits will expire on Saturday for about 1.3 million
Americans. A vote on the Reed/Heller bill is likely in early
January, when the U.S. Senate returns from recess.
Obama said his administration would push Congress to act
promptly and in bipartisan fashion on the issue. Cutting off the
benefits will have a negative impact on U.S. economic growth and
job creation, the White House said.
(Reporting by Ros Krasny and Suzanne Roig;
editing by Leslie
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