Washington (CNN) - A bill that restores unemployment benefits to 2.5 million jobless Americans passed the Senate and goes to the House on Thursday. It is expected to pass there are well.
The bill pushes back the deadline to file for extended unemployment benefits until the end of November.
The Senate on Wednesday voted 59 to 39 to restore the benefits, ending a seven-week stalemate.
After the Senate vote, President Obama urged the House to act swiftly and pledged to sign the bill soon afterward.