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Senate Democrats to try again to extend unemployment benefits
Senate Democrats to try again to extend unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON --The Senate is poised Thursday to try again to extend unemployment benefits for 1.7 million Americans with a new Democratic proposal that aims to attract Republican support by prohibiting millionaires from receiving aid. It remains to be seen whether Republican senators will sign on. Democrats, who have the majority in the Senate, need a handful of Republicans to reach the 60-vote threshold required to advance the legislation. Several Republicans have indicated they want to provide benefits that have run out for the long-term unemployed; others in the party believe the aid is a disincentive to work. But many Senate Republicans continue to balk over Senate Majority...

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