Senate Moves Toward Unemployment Extension Vote

Law360, Washington (January 7, 2014, 1:50 PM EST) -- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday voted to advance legislation extending federal unemployment benefits by three months over the objections of a majority of Republican senators, setting up a potential final vote on the bill for Wednesday.

Senators voted 60-37 to end debate on the bill, S. 1845, setting up an up-or-down vote for as early as Wednesday evening. Six Republicans crossed the floor to join Democrats and the two independent senators in voting to invoke cloture — including Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., the only GOP sponsor...
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