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U.S. Senate Republicans block new bid to restore jobless benefits
February 6, 2014 / 7:35 PM / 4 years ago

U.S. Senate Republicans block new bid to restore jobless benefits

WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked a new bid by Democrats to restore long-term unemployment benefits for 1.7 million Americans, and make millionaires ineligible for such aid.

On a largely party-line vote of 58-40, Democrats fell short of the needed 60 to clear a Republican procedural hurdle against a three-month, retroactive extension of the relief.

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