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January 07, 2014


Senate Advances Bill on Jobless Benefits

"A Democratic push to extend unemployment benefits that have expired moved forward on Tuesday morning, barely avoiding a Republican filibuster," the New York Times reports.

"The Senate's 60-37 vote to simply take up a three-month extension of benefits passed with no room to spare, which will set off a negotiation to try to pass the bill later this week.. Even some of the Republicans who voted yes want the cost of the extension set off by cuts elsewhere in the budget."

Roll Call: "Even if it gets out of the Senate, House Republican leadership aides have said that their bosses will not bring a bill to the floor unless it is fully paid for."












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