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In a surprise, Senate votes to consider extending jobless benefits -- how they voted here
01/07/2014 11:03 AM
01/07/2014 11:04 AM
— all Republicans — voted Tuesday to continue the filibuster against a bill extending unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless.
In something of a surprise, though, the Senate voted to halt the filibuster by a 60-37 margin, the bare minimum. Sen.Claire McCaskill
, a Democrat, was one of those voting to stop the talk-a-thon.
The Senate vote, while surprising, doesn’t mean the bill will become law. It must still pass the Senate, and then the House, where prospects are much cloudier.
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