The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -Congress has moved quickly to replenish depleted federal programs, including one supporting jobless benefits, that are in danger of running short of money while lawmakers are out of town in August.
The House and Senate have voted in succession to approve the package that adds $7 billion to the highway trust fund, ensures the continued flow of federal aid to states unable to cover unemployment benefit costs, and bolsters a federal program offering low-interest housing loans.
All three programs face serious disruptions in August over a lack of funds.
The measure now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature.