House delays final vote on UI until Thursday

The House will delay until Thursday a vote on a $34 billion unemployment benefits extension bill that is expected to pass the Senate momentarily. 

The House is expected to take up the bill first thing Thursday, according to senior Democratic aides. 

The Senate’s late completion on the bill would likely push passage of the measure beyond midnight, House aides said. The House Rules Committee would need to provide an hour’s notice to Republicans to meet. The House would then have to debate the rule, vote on the rule, then debate the bill and take a final vote, probably amounting to at least four or five hours of time, aides said. 

—This story is developing.