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Republicans propose new bill to extend and reform federal jobless pay

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A group of GOP senators Thursday proposed a $10 billion plan to extend federal unemployment insurance benefits for five months without adding to the nation's deficit. Sens. Dean Heller, R-Nev., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, are among the seven Republican co-sponsors of the plan, which would resurrect federal jobless benefits that ran out on Dec. 28 and provide retroactive pay. The Senate could...

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