Unemployment Benefit Extension Stalls In Senate

Law360, Washington (January 14, 2014, 8:38 PM EST) -- A bill extending federal unemployment benefits stalled in the Senate on Tuesday, after a vote to end further debate on the bill failed to pass amid wrangling over proposed amendments such as measures to offset the cost of the legislation and extend the benefit program.

Senators voted 52-48 to invoke cloture and end debate on an amendment introduced by Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.l., to extend federal unemployment benefits beyond the originally proposed three months and through November, falling short of the necessary 60 votes. The failure...
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