Senate Failed To Pass Bill To Extend Long-Term Jobless Benefits.


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More than one-million unemployed people remain in limbo after the Senate failed to pass a bill to extend long-term jobless benefits.

Two procedural votes failed earlier this week. Republicans and Democrats are blaming each other.

Today Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid slammed GOP Senators for standing in the way of the bill.

"I think that it's important that Republicans go home during the few days we're gonna be here, be there next week and explain to the people in their respective states, these Republicans, why they didn't give these people the benefits because of process, because I was mean to them? This is a filibuster. They've done everything they could to disguise what they're doing."

Republicans say the current proposed payment plan, which would have extended some of the automatic spending cuts required under so called Sequestration, is not enough because the cuts wouldn't kick in for 10 years.

Democrats say the GOP proposal to increase the size of some of those same spending cuts would hurt many people in need of assistance.


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