The Philippines is a country of more than 100 million people. Its history and its proximity to China have made it an important U.S. ally, but it's had its share of challenges.
Lawmakers hope to refinance unemployment insurance loan
The amendment to an omnibus bill, introduced by Senate President Andy Biggs, authorizes the Department of Economic Security to issue $200 million in bonds, essentially refinancing the loan. Though the amendment has bipartisan support, it’s unclear whether it will pass.