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U.S. Unemployment Benefits Extension Stalls in Senate

Reuters (01/09/14) Richard Cowan

A compromise plan to extend unemployment benefits proposed by Senate Democrats, including structural changes and planned funding requested by Republicans, has stalled in the U.S. Senate. Republicans rejected the initiative. While Democrats have the majority, they need Republican support to overcome procedural maneuvers to win passage.

Approximately 1.4 million people have been left without weekly benefits because of the expiration of extended unemployment insurance. Democrats have pushed for a one-year extension, while Republicans have offered support for a three-month extension.