The Senate has passed the temporary spending bill this evening to restore funding for several programs including unemployment benefits, COBRA benefits, and Medicare payment to doctors. The House already passed similar legislation to extend payments through April. A Senate amendment extending the payments until June 1 requires that the House vote again on the legislation, which is expected later tonight. The benefits, which have been on hold since April 1 due to Republican filibusters, will be restored retroactively.
Update: The House has passed the spending bill.