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Jobless Benefits May Stay on Congress' Cutting Room Floor

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Reed is pushing the Senate to take up a measure that would extend unemployment benefits for another three months without offsetting the cost.

Reed also declined to quantify the bill’s support, though an aide said he and his allies are “cautiously optimistic” about getting the 60 votes necessary to beat back a filibuster.

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