Unemployment Benefits Extension Stalls Again In Senate

Law360, Washington (February 6, 2014, 3:36 PM EST) -- The U.S. Senate on Thursday rejected for a second time a bid to end debate on a three-month extension to federal unemployment benefits amid continued Republican concerns over paying for the estimated $6.5 billion cost of the bill, leaving the future of the proposal uncertain.

Senators voted 55-43 to invoke cloture on S.1845, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act, falling short of the necessary 60 votes, with the vote triggered after senators had fallen a vote short earlier on cloture for an amendment designed to defray...
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