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Senators Reach Agreement on Emergency Unemployment Assistance Extension (Updated)

Senate leaders from both parties arrived at an agreement last week to restore emergency unemployment assistance to the long-term jobless. Even if the Senate votes yes, there's no guarantee it will pass the House.

Senate leaders from both parties arrived at an agreement last week to restore emergency unemployment assistance to the long-term jobless. Even if the Senate votes yes, there’s no guarantee it will pass the House.

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Vote on Unemployment Insurance Pushed to Monday

The Senate will vote Monday evening on legislation extending unemployment benefits — a procedural vote that could clear the way for final passage as early as late Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) just announced.

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GOP Blocks Extension of Unemployment Insurance

Last week, Senate Democrats proposed extending unemployment insurance by 14 weeks — with an extra six weeks for states with unemployment above 8.5 percent — only to have Republicans block the measure on the chamber floor.

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