Senate Democrats Offer Deal To Extend Jobless Benefits

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January 09, 2014 AT 12:27 PM
Senate is debating a potential agreement to extend jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed through mid-November, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced on the Senate floor Thursday. But Republicans did not leap to embrace the plan. Democrats conceded to GOP demands to offset the entire estimated $18 billion cost of the proposed 10-month extension with budget cuts elsewhere.