(Washington, DC) -- The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday night to extend unemployment and health benefits for thirty days. Before Senator Jim Bunning relented and put down his opposition to the extension, Democrats were furious and accused the Kentucky Republican of hurting roughly 400-thousand unemployed Americans who need continued federal assistance. In leading his opposition, Bunning said it was hypocritical for Democrats to present a bill that is not fully paid for when they also support "pay as you go" legislation. The vote to extend benefits to April 5th was 78 to 19. Included in the bill is funding for federal transportation projects.