Published: Apr 06, 2010 5:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON - Unemployment benefits to approximately jobless 200,000 Americans saw their unemployment insurance end Monday, April 5.

The benefits came to an end -- at least temporarily -- as a result of "gridlock" on Capital Hill, followed by a congressional break through April 12, 2010. Democrats and Republicans are engaged in a debate over whether to approve an extension when Congress returns from its break.

WINK News news has more on the situation that affects thousands of unemployed Americans.